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Bottling NameOld Forester '75th Anniversary of Repeal'
Bottled ByBrown-Forman Distillers Company Louisville,Ky
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content100 Proof
Availability US: Unknown Japan: Not Available Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Not Available
Age13
Views (since 20080612) 9946
Bottling Info



Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1745, Created:20091106184544)
Purchased at:NH
Purchased for:$20 (last call for Repeal bottles)
Info on this bottle:O.F. Repeal 75th Anniversary
Nose:Vanilla, fruit, butterscotch, slight citrus edge, jammy fruit compote.
Taste:It's lean and mean with a twist of bright citrus and honey.
Finish:Fiery with a clean almost antiseptic quality. Quick clean burn, nothing lingers.
Overall:Ya know, I'll miss it... they all had a great nose except one bottle that went a tad off, and i bought at least a half dozen bottles from different lots. Personally, I happened to like this Bourbon; others had mixed reactions. Like Rock Hill, it had to breathe for a few days, weeks, with a little air before it came to peak. Straight out of a new bottle it didn't speak. BB

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1460, Created:20090205161158, Updated:20090728130404)
Purchased at:MA
Purchased for:$25
Info on this bottle:Old Forester 75th Anniversary Repeal of Prohibition
Nose:I allowed for this bottle to breathe over time (no nitro) and the vanilla is really popping along with more resin and refined complexity.
Taste:Melon and exotic fruits with a twist of mixed citrus peel and honey.
Finish:Bright and sparky. X-tra clean around the gums. Tingling.
Overall:More than a month later, perhaps five weeks (opened) and this bottle is peaking. Super-fine citrus notes, wood resins, more residual sugars coming the the surface, with some underlying honey notes; mellow fruit, apricot, and something salty/special that's really hard to pin down amongst the rye. Good stuff, fresh and lively. Fun bourbon. BB

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1439, Created:20090120152410, Updated:20090728130339)
Purchased at:MA
Purchased for:$25
Info on this bottle:O.F. 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPEAL OF PROHIBITION (limited release)
Nose:Fruit, tea, with an edge of ethanol and rye.
Taste:It's a taste sensation and strong on flavor. I like the crisp/clean edge. Sassy, almost grassy with a sense of bravado.
Finish:Clean and dry.
Overall:A touch of camphor comes about, up and above the fruit with the slightest of butterscotch and nuttiness. Chris Morris, I salute you. Every time I try this, I love it. It's special. BB

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1396, Created:20081220121349, Updated:20090728130317) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:MA
Purchased for:$25 = 375ml
Info on this bottle:O.F. 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPEAL OF PROHIBITION (limited release)
Nose:A week ago during the ice storm of the century here in MA we lost power for a week. All I had was the latest bottle of Repeal Bourbon while staying at the Hotel Northampton waiting for the lights to come back on in Central Mass. IMHO: It made my weekend - thank you Chris Morris! We're talking GREAT BOURBON.
Taste:The texture and mouth-feel alone is worth the price of this bottle. Flavors? It hits the mark all the way around... ready to drink, quick to open. I liked it as much and in some ways more than the 2007 OFBB.
Finish:Bourbon with a kick !!!
Overall:I put on some Tim McGraw, tossed off my boots, and the next thing I knew - half the bottle was gone. A-oh... then the woman stole it from me. Five days later the lights came back on in Central Massachusetts. I got lucky, because Fitchburg is still without power after 10 days in the dark. BB

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Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1331, Created:20081028191940, Updated:20090728130130) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Party Mart on Brownsboro Road
Purchased for:23.99
Info on this bottle:75th Anniversary of Repeal bottle, 10years old
Nose:Fruit and spice - Apples with a hint of citrus fruit and sweet spices like nutmeg and cloves with a hint of alspice. Caramel and wood are hiding in the background, but the fruit and spice dominate the nose.
Taste:Sweet spices and citrus fruit followed by a little caramel and wood. It has a nice mouth feel with no burn but a little heat in the throat. It is like a holiday ham glazed with oranges and cloves or a Christmas spice cookie with a bit of orange zest in the recipe.
Finish:The finish is long and sweet with the spices slowly giving away to a fine leather and oak finish. I think the finish may be the best part of this bourbon. It leaves me wanting another taste
Overall:This is a good bourbon to drink neat. It is a good one to have by a fire or with a good cigar. I am having a Cohiba with this one, so excuse me while I go light one up and drink a toast to Linn for sending me the cigar. I think I have a good pairing.

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