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George Garvin Brown created Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon®, at 322 West Main St., on Louisville’s famous Whiskey Row. In honor of that milestone in bourbon history, Brown-Forman Master Distiller Chris Morris has crafted a tribute – Old Forester 1870 Original Batch – the first craft expression in the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series.
Old Forester 1870 Original Batch echoes Brown’s original 1870 batching process. Back then, Brown batched barrels obtained from three different distilleries to create a consistent flavor profile. To emulate that process, today Old Forester selects barrels from three different warehouses, with each barrel originating from a different day of production, with a different entry proof and a different age profile. The three expressions of Old Forester are batched together to craft Old Forester 1870 Original Batch. This 90-proof bourbon will be minimally filtered, to honor the processes available to George Garvin Brown at that time.
Clove notes spice up a medley of citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, blood orange), all softened with a delicate, sweet, floral honeysuckle character.
Baking spices (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg) flow into a citrus-fruit mix and shortbread sweetness.
Soft, with lingering fruit and spice character.
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