In accordance with the 1897 Bottled in Bond Act, this release is bottled from barrels filled during a single distillation season in late spring of 2014.
“The heritage of Old Forester is uniquely tied to the Bottled in Bond movement as George Garvin Brown’s first bottled bourbon set the stage for quality guarantee decades before the historic law went into effect,” said Old Forester Master Taster Melissa Rift. “This bonded expression as part of the 117 Series is a fantastic opportunity to look at a very small batch of bonded liquid and how it has developed from that single season to the offering we are launching today. This has a dynamic, rich flavor from that wet and warm spring season of 2014,” Rift adds. “With bottled in bond, a whiskey must age for at least four years. But this was distilled in 2014, so it has some more age on it.”
Bottled in Bond marks the latest installment in the 117 Series, a limited-expression lineup that debuted in Spring 2021 and focused on innovation and experimentation.
Old Forester 117 Series: Bottled in Bond is 100-proof and is available starting today at the retail shop at Old Forester Distilling Co. and in select states for direct-to-consumer sales for $59.99 in limited quantities – and at select Kentucky stores.
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