Old Forester Straight Bourbon Whiskey
2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold Medal Winner
Aromas of strong, sweet coffee laced with chocolate, creamy butterscotch and a hint of licorice. Flavors of ripe apple and other sweet fruit, bakery spice (clove and nutmeg), and toasted oak. The finish is sweet and light, with hints of oak and apple that linger a bit.
A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere. And five generations and nearly 150 years later, our family still watches over the production of every drop of Old Forester with that same care.
Although Bourbon may be produced anywhere in the United States, it is most commonly associated with Bourbon County, Kentucky, where it has been produced since the late 18th century. Made from a mash bill containing at least 51% corn, the Bourbon Whiskey distillate must be aged in new, charred white oak barrels. Bourbon Whiskeys are bottled at eighty proof (40% abv) or higher and cannot contain any added color or flavor. A versatile spirit that can be sipped neat, with water or on the rocks, it also performs nicely added to cocktails like the Old Fashioned.