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Old Forester is one of bourbon's historic brands. It was one of the first to ever be sold by the bottle in order to ensure quality control to capitalise on the medicinal whiskey trade in the 19th century. It was even named after local Louisville physician, Dr. William Forrester (they dropped the second 'R' fro the name when he retired). Produced by Brown-Forman at their distillery in Shively, Kentucky.
This particular Old Forester celebrates Owsley Brown's 1920 granting of a medicinal license to continue bottling bourbon during Prohibition times, a shrewd business move that saved only very few distilling companies.
Bottled at 115 US proof, the typical barrel proof of a Prohibition era bourbon. Bottled in Bond regulation of course meant that anything bottled during Prohibition could only be at 100 US proof.
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