Whisk(e)y Comparison: Yellowstone vs Old Forester 100 Proof
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Early Times and the ties with today's two whisk(e)ys. It all goes back to this past week's Whiskey Lore Podcast episode 9 and 10 in Season 2. I also mention Early Times move from Brown-Forman to Sazerac. I also raise a bit of the potential controversy on Yellowstone's 1882 date for the whiskey. Both of these have really odd tasting notes for me.
OLD FORESTER 100 PROOF SIGNATURE
ABV 50% Not a bottled-in-bond, but fits all of the criteria. More traditional caramel and vanilla on the nose. Has a lot of flavors going on. It has a nice complexity.
YELLOWSTONE BOURBON (MADE BY LIMESTONE BRANCH)
ABV 46.5% Nosing leather and baking spices. There is a rye sweetness on the nose that turns to spice. A dark chocolate finds its way into the finish. It measures up nicely vs the Old Forester, which has become a quick favorite of mine. I end up giving the results of your votes and which wins me over.