Old Forester announces the newest release in its coveted and award-winning Whiskey Row Series – 1924. This 10-year-old age-stated bourbon is 100 proof and comprises a new mash bill for the brand.

Available nationwide, this marks the fifth installment in the Whiskey Row Series. Rather than the traditional Old Forester recipe (72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley), 1924 debuts a new mash bill (79% corn, 11% rye and 10% malted barley).

The bottle marks an important point in Old Forester’s 153-year history.

More than 200 distilleries in Kentucky alone were forced to close during Prohibition. Old Forester, however, continued operations because the federal government issued it one of six permits to bottle existing whiskey stocks as medicine. In 1924, Old Forester acquired barrels from closed distillers with different mash bills and bottled that liquid as Old Forester. This special release commemorates that moment in time.

This release honors the 100th anniversary of that whiskey innovation. Old Forester is the only bourbon brand produced before, during and after Prohibition.

“We are honored to commemorate this historic milestone with a new featured mash bill and a beautiful 10-year age statement,” Master Taster Melissa Rift said. “It allows whisky lovers to taste just how dynamic our brand can be while staying rooted in our rich history.”

The Whiskey Row series now includes:

  • 1870 Original Batch
  • 1897 Bottled in Bond
  • 1910 Old Fine Whisky
  • 1920 Prohibition Style
  • 1924 10-year-old

Each highlights a distinguishable moment in the brand’s 153-year history, garnering its place in the series and standing among Old Forester’s legacy.

Taste notes:

  • Color: Dark graham cracker.
  • Aroma: Soft notes of fudge, cocoa, marzipan, and cured tobacco layered over hints of rich oak and warm cinnamon.
  • Flavor: Chocolate-covered graham cracker dusted with cinnamon.
  • Finish: Hints of spice and graham cracker crumbles.

Old Forester 1924 is 50% ABV (100-proof) and is available nationwide at participating retailers and Old Forester Distilling Co. for $115.

Click here for more Bottle Releases.

Owner/President at The Bourbon Flight, LLC | + posts