Brown-Forman, has announced the launch of a special limited-edition Old Forester bottling, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the bourbon brand.
Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon, which will be available in three batches with varying ABV’s of 62.8%, 63.2% and 63.4%, was produced from a selection of 150 bourbon barrels, which were chosen by Master Distiller Chris Morris.
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At maturity, several barrels lost their full contents to the ‘Angel's Share’. The resulting aged liquid was then personally and individually tasted by Master Taster Jackie Zykan and separated by-hand into three distinct batches, differing in proof and flavour profile.
George Garvin Brown, changed the spirits industry forever when he sealed and sold his whisky ‘Old Forester’ exclusively in a glass bottle. Each bottle was adorned with his signature, a personal guarantee of the brand's quality and consistency.
Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon, references and pays homage to George's original process, composed of three batches, unfiltered and each presented at individual batch strength. The limited release is presented in an amber glass bottle, reminiscent of the hand-blown glass of George's day, and comes in a commemorative canister.
Commenting on the launch, Campbell Brown, Old Forester President and Fifth-Generation Brown Family Member, said: "This special bourbon has been in the works for some time now, and while it is exciting for our family and colleagues, I hope the larger Old Forester family - the bourbon lovers and fans - will appreciate it just as much. My great-great grandfather had quite the vision for his whisky. He was bringing something to the market that had previously not existed and today, we instil his legacy of ingenuity in everything we do - especially in the halls at Old Forester Distilling Co., in the same building George ran the business in the early days of the company."
Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon, will be available next month in limited quantities, across the US, for a RRP of $150.00
Posted by Steve Rush