Bourbon enthusiasts and bartenders today are seeking the genuine article. They have found a kindred spirit in America’s first bottled bourbon. Nearly a century and a half after its inception, the originality of Old Forester continues to be the source of inspiration for many new and distinctly flavorful expressions.
We invite you to tour our Old Forester bourbons. You will find that each offers its own distinct bourbon experience.
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 rocks, with a splash of water, or in a classic cocktail.
Old Forester Signature
A favorite of bartenders, Signature 100 Proof honors the legacy of founder George Garvin Brown, who put his signature on every bottle. And this bourbon is definitely one he would be proud to have his name on today.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Each year on Sept. 2 – in honor of our founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday – Old Forester releases its limited edition, vintage dated, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. It has become a must-have for bourbon enthusiasts who want to experience the ultimate in rare handcrafted bourbon. Since its introduction in 2002, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has received unprecedented acclaim, with an impressive collection of national and international whisky honors.
Old Forester Single Barrel
Every fingerprint is unique. The same is true for every barrel of bourbon. Old Forester Single Barrel comes from an individual barrel. So, there is no other bourbon exactly like it.
Old Forester 1870 Original Batch
In 1870 George Garvin Brown created Old Forester on Louisville, KY’s, famous Whiskey Row. In honor of that milestone year in bourbon history, we have crafted a tribute – Old Forester 1870 Original Batch – the first craft expression in the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series.
Old Forester 1897
This 100 proof expression is the second release in our Old Forester Whiskey Row Series was specially crafted to honor the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. After the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 to be labeled as Bottled in Bond, whisky must be the product of one distillation season, one distiller and from one distillery.
Old Forester Mint Julep
For generations, Louisville insiders have enjoyed mint juleps made with Louisville’s Hometown Bourbon™ – Old Forester.
In honor of that grand tradition, we created the Old Forester Mint Julep, named the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby®.