Old Forester 1870 Original Batch
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Old Forester
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • clove
  • biscuit
  • orange zest
  • grapefruit
  • zesty
  • honeysuckle
  • dried fruit
  • sweet

Old Forester

1870 Original Batch (0.75l, 45%)
Price $46.99

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Character Goatson
Old George Brown himself would be proud.

Old Forester has about as much tradition as you can get in a Bourbon. It is a single brand of Bourbon that has been continuously available for 145 years — most of that time from the same family of craftsmen at the same distillery. Interestingly, it was the first Bourbon to be available exclusively in sealed glass bottles. There was a lot of nefarious re-bottling and dilution going on and this was a way to ensure quality and integrity. Today it is owned by Brown-Forman, available in eight different varieties and is a sister Bourbon to Woodford Reserve.

Old Forester was created by George Gavin Brown in 1870. He employed a technique that is fairly common these days — but was rare back then — of combining Whiskey lots from different batches and distilleries to craft a more consistent flavor. Old Forester 1870 Original Batch Bourbon follows that formula by blending barrels from different batches and warehouses in the Old Forest inventory. Again, the object is to create a consistent flavor profile. And the judges agree — it received a rare Double Gold medal at the SFWSC in 2015 and high points ranking at the international competitions. 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Old Forester
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm bronze.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Honeysuckle, grapefruit and cloves.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Pumpkin spice, biscuits and orange zest.

Finish
Soft with a light spice.
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  • spicy
  • clove
  • biscuit
  • orange zest
  • grapefruit
  • zesty
  • honeysuckle
  • dried fruit
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
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