Old Forester - Bourbon

Classic 86 Proof

70cl Bottle £24.06
Next in stock 29th Nov 2021

Trade pricing and quantity discounts available.

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  • Barrel FinishBourbon
  • Barrel ProofYes
  • BodyMedium Bodied
  • RegionKentucky
  • Single BarrelYes

Aroma: Sharp and sweet, with a strong floral character that swirls with hints of mint, rich tobacco leaf and vanilla. A touch of oak and pine provides a strong underpinning.

Taste: Sharp at first, but softens quickly, with hints of oak, sweet corn and rye grain character. Spicy, with soft vanilla and light orange notes.

Old Forester is one of the most iconic American spirits, established in near Louisville, Kentucky in 1870, it quickly established a reputation for its notable quality. In 1873 it was the first American Whisky to be sold by the bottle. 140 years later, Old Forester is still owned by the descendants of founder George Garvin Brown, and is the oldest Bourbon brand in continuous production, surviving even prohibition during which it was sold on a medicinal licence. Old Forester is still made to the original mash bill of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley, the notably high rye content contributes to its rich, bold taste.

The bottle design features a signature on the label just as did the original 1873 bottle. The signature belongs to Louisville native George Garvin Brown, a pharmaceutical salesman who recognised the need for a bourbon of consistent high quality. To ensure the quality of his bourbon, George Garvin Brown was the first to put it in sealed glass bottles. That way, no one could water down Old Forester or otherwise compromise it!

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