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Brand History: Old Forester

In 1870 George Garvin Brown was a pharmaceutical salesman for Henry Chambers and Co. He was selling whiskey to doctors and pharmacies. After hearing complaints about the changing quality of the whiskey the doctors were prescribing to patients, Brown came... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

This is the third in Brown-Forman’s “Whiskey Row Series” of Old Forester expressions. The first was called Old Forester 1870 and was released at 90 proof since that was the proof the original bottling of the brand in 1870. The... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Forester Signature

Old Forester is the flagship brand of Brown-Forman. It is the brand created by founder George Garvin Brown in 1870. It is the first Bourbon to be sold only by the bottle in the age where most whiskey was sold... Continue Reading →

Kentucky’s Great Distilleries – Brown-Forman

Kentucky is known for its great Bourbon distilleries and Brown-Forman is one of its best. They have a very rich heritage and I have chosen them as the first one in this series because they have an unbroken line of... Continue Reading →

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