Old Forester Distillery

George Garvin Brown grew up in Munfordville, KY, the son of J.T.S. Brown and the half brother of J.T.S. Brown, Jr. He was the man of the house as his brother and father were off fighting in the Civil War. He was sent to Louisville to attend Male High School, though he left 6 months before graduation, likely because his family didn't have enough money to support him. He got a job as a pharmaceutical salesman selling things like quinine, laudanum, opiates, and whisky. As he called on his sales contacts, he heard continual complaints about the quality of the whisky they were prescribing. Sometimes it would be alright and sometimes it would be terrible, and there just wasn't any way to know. Whisky was still sold by the barrel back then. Bottling was expensive, so you would have to take your jug down to the tavern to fill it up instead. Sometimes things had been added to the whisky to stretch supplies or adulterate it in some way, so you never knew what you were going to get. Brown decided to start a whisky business with his half-brother, J.T.S. Brown, Jr., who was already in the whisky business, in 1870. Together they would purchase whisky from a distillery, batch it together, and bottle it. That would ensure anyone purchasing their product could expect safety and consistency. His signature was on the bottle as a guarantee to his customers. He decided "Old Brown" wasn't a good name for a bourbon brand, so he decided to name it after a prominent Louisville doctor, Dr. Forrester. Forrester had lost both his parents in a typhus epidemic and was raised at Farmington by the Speed family. He was well known for his role as a Union Cavalry surgeon who cared for both guards and prisoners at Andersonville after his capture. It's worth noting that George Garvin Brown had the idea for consumer protections long before the Bottled in Bond Act passed in 1897. This led the way into the modern era of whisky production, and once patents were granted for two piece machine blown glass bottles in 1887 and three piece machine blown glass bottles in 1893, whisky became closer to the modern product we now know. Brown-Forman was one of 6 Kentucky distilleries allowed to remain open during Prohibition. Today, Old Forester is the only bourbon distilled, aged, and bottled entirely in Louisville.

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Old Forester Bourbon 1920 Prohibition Style
Producer A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere. And five generations and nearly 150
Item Number: 30306
Bottle:$57.99
Case: $347.94
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Old Forester 86prf 1.75L
"Created in 1870, Old Forester is the only bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition. At 86 proof, Old Forester delivers a genuine bourbon experience, with rich, full flavor and a smooth character that is ideal for sipping neat, on the
Item Number: 19292
Bottle:$38.99
Case: $233.94
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Old Forester 86prf 1.0L
"Created in 1870, Old Forester is the only bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition. At 86 proof, Old Forester delivers a genuine bourbon experience, with rich, full flavor and a smooth character that is ideal for sipping neat, on the
Item Number: 18488
Bottle:$27.99
Case: $335.88
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Old Forester 1870 90pf 750ml 'Original Batch'
Double Gold Medal 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition " Old Forester 1870 Original Batch echoes George Garvin Brown’s original 1870 batching process. Back then, Brown batched barrels obtained from three distilleries to create a consistent flavor profile. To emulate that process today, we
Item Number: 18195
Bottle:$43.99
Case: $263.94
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Old Forester 'Mint Julep' 60pf 1.0L
"Old Forester Mint Julep is sold in a commemorative 1L Kentucky Derby bottle with a horse-themed neck wrap. The ready-to-serve cocktail makes it easy to enjoy a 10-second mint julep (just unscrew and pour over crushed ice), and lends an authenticity to any Derby party as it's the same product which
Item Number: 18360
Bottle:$26.99
Case: $323.88
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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 750ml
" The 2017 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon was drawn from 12 year old barrels from different warehouses and floors. A total of 120 barrels; 93 barrels matured together on the 4th floor of G warehouse, yielding an extremely spice forward expression. The remaining 27 barrels matured together on the 5th