I went to Costco and bought a 1.75 liter bottle of Old Forester whiskey for $9.95. This is 86 proof bourbon. So in terms of hobometrics, this is a buy. If it ends up tasting better than paint thinner it is a deal. So how good of a score was this?
Decent enough. There is a bit of harshness to it, a bitter flavor in the middle of the palate that does not mellow out by soaking in ice and dilution with water. The finish is rather thin as well. I'm no expert but possibly this is due to inferior wood in the aging? So this isn't exactly a sipping whiskey, but perfectly fine to mix with Coca Cola. And still a bargain at this price point. I'd rather have Old Fitzgerald but I'm not complaining; this stuff is silly cheap.