Master Taster Jackie Zykan directs the 117 Series and the whiskeys are the Old Forester bourbons to feature a woman’s signature on the bottle
117 Series Warehouse K features a blend of barrels aged on different floors from a warehouse known to produce exceptional liquid. Constructed in 1953, Warehouse K uses the time-honored tradition of heat-cycling and has long been one of Old Forester’s favorite places for Single Barrel expressions.
“Warehouse K has gained a cult following among bourbon connoisseurs,” Zykan said. “This blend is a representation across multiple floors and locations within this warehouse, giving a more holistic example of the profile its barrels yield.”
Made from a blend of barrels from historic Warehouse K, the new whiskey comes in 375ml bottles and is crafted to pay homage to Old Forester’s homeplace located on Whiskey Row in Louisville, Kentucky.
On the nose, the whiskey offers aromas of creamy chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar lead, with a hint of golden raisin and a foreshadowing of the pepper the finish will unveil. The palate brings with it a full-bodied and rich viscosity, peripheral spice, and a touch of black cherry alongside bitter molasses. The robust yet balanced spice finish completes the story of the well-known complexity which is the K warehouse.
Bottled at 55% ABV, Old Forester Warehouse K is available at the retail shop at Old Forester Distilling Co. for $49.99 in limited quantities, and at select Kentucky stores.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In July, Old Forester unveiled the 2021 edition of its famed Birthday Bourbon. The month before, the distillery released a Rye Single Barrel, marking the first innovation of its rye recipe since the original 100 proof release.