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Matt’s Blind Tastings – Old Forester Blind Tasting

For this month’s blind tasting Blake and I decided to go with three Old Forester expressions. Here’s the stats on each: Old Forester 86 (OF86) 86 proof $20-25  Old Forester Whiskey Row Series Bottled-in-Bond (BIB) 100 proof $45-50 Old Forester... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Old Forester President’s Reserve

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Brown-Forman first introduced their “President’s Reserve” expression of Old Forester in the late 1940s. At that time it was a single barrel expression and packaged in amber glass that was a round,... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – Old Forester Bourbon Circa 1986

Old Forester has always been a top notch Bourbon. In the 1980s, when many distilleries were cutting corners and lowering their proof on brands to 80 proof products, Brown-Forman resisted the trend and kept Old Forester at 86 and 100... Continue Reading →

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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