Wednesday, February 23, 2022


Brown-Forman, has today announced the launch of the third 117 Series – 1910 Extra Old bottling, from its Kentucky based Old Forester brand.

Old Forester The 117 Series – 1910 Extra Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky (46.5% ABV) has been produced using the brands standard whisky, which was matured in a secondary American oak barrel for 18 months.

Old Forester The 117 Series - 1910 Extra Old

This limited-edition series, commemorates an important moment in Old Forester history. On October 22, 1910, a fire on the bottling line halted the production of Old Forester. Mature whisky ready to be bottled was instead stored in a second barrel. What emerged was said to be a delightful whisky, remarkable enough to become an entirely new expression.

Old Forester The 117 Series – 1910 Extra Old, is said to deliver notes of dark brown sugar, sugared pecan and rich chocolate on the nose, followed by notes of intense caramel and the spice of dried tobacco on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Jackie Zykan, Master Taster at Old Forester, said: "This release in The 117 Series is a curious exploration into the intensity of the proprietary heavily charred 1910 barrel. This liquid was allowed to rest for 18 months in this secondary barrel, extracting significantly more of the heavily charred influence."

Limited in quantities, Old Forester The 117 Series – 1910 Extra Old, will be available later this month from retailers in selected US states, for a RRP of $49.99.

Posted by Steve Rush