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Saturday, December 2. Hosted From 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Theme: Kentucky Whiskey: Woodford Distillery & Old Forester Distillery

Featuring Special Host: Kimberly Rose Hill, Connecticut Market Manager For Brown-Forman

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon $39.99
93 Points Ultimate Beverage Challenge

Classic nose of toasted oak, coconut flesh, orange peel, and dried cherries with a hint of vanilla. Soft and open on the palate with great dried apricot and cherry flavors mingling with spicy oak and a hint of pink peppercorn. Outstanding.

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Kentucky Straight Bourbon $57.99
95 Points Ultimate Beverage Challenge

Cherry, vanilla, sweet spice with even more sumptuous notes of molasses, shoofly pie, and charred oak. Oaky and semi-sweet on the palate, fruit and brown sugar is bolstered by exotic spice and coconut.

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey $39.99
93 Points Wine Enthusiast

The latest addition to the Woodford line has a sweet aroma, evoking allspice, root beer and caramel. The palate shows plenty of vanilla and caramel but finishes bracingly dry and spicy, with bitter chocolate, clove and a tongue-numbing touch of cayenne.

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon $21.99
88 Points Ultimate Beverage Challenge

Rustic flavors of oiled leather and pipe tobacco waft from this admirable whiskey. The palate is gently spiced and shows waves of toasted paprika within a sea of delicious oak tones and flavors of vanilla cream cake.

Old Forester Bourbon 1870 Original Batch $44.99
94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Made using barrels from three different warehouses, a throwback to a pre-1870 blending technique intended to ensure consistency, this is a surprisingly light and delicate Bourbon. The aroma evokes coconut, plus a surprising floral note. The palate also shows coconut, spice, dried apricot and vanilla. Sip or mix.

Old Forester Bourbon 1897 Bottled In Bond $55.99
93 Points Ultimate Spirits Challenge

This 100 proof expression, the second release in the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series, was specially crafted to honor the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. After the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 to be labeled as Bottled in Bond, whisky must be the product of one distillation season, one distiller and from one distillery. The concept behind the Act - the idea of “sealed-in quality” - was something that Old Forester - America’s First Bottled Bourbon - introduced in 1870.

Warm and inviting on the nose with a resinous, piney note balanced by worn oiled leather, peach cobbler, and pink peppercorn. Bold and peppery, decadent yet maintains fresh orchard fruit flavors. Absolutely stunning.

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon $61.99
93 Points Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Enticing and layered nose of stone fruits, red pepper flake, and maple sugar candy. Brown sugar leads the charge on the palate, with ample body and spice notes bringing up the rear for a complete, complex whiskey that lingers on the tongue.