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.