Tag: Old Forester

2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

97 proof; 12 years old $79.99/750ml The story: Each September, Brown-Forman celebrates the birthday of founder George Garvin Brown with a limited edition release of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the series. The 2016…

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An Old Fashioned with an Italian accent

A treasured bottle of limoncello that I brought back from Italy several years ago and opened to mark a milestone birthday led me to discover a delightful new cocktail that is perfect for warm weather. Learn how to make the…

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Stirred Sour

Three years ago, I bought a bottle of limoncello in Sorrento as a memory of my first trip to Italy. The liqueur is traditionally made from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons, also known as Sorrento or Sfusato lemons,…

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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2015

100 proof, 12 years old $69.99/750ml suggested retail price The story: Each year on Sept. 2, in honor of founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday, Old Forester releases a limited-edition, 12-year-old vintage-dated expression. This year’s lot of barrels were filled on…

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I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain

It’s been a tough week for the bourbon industry here in Kentucky, and it’s only Wednesday. First, a fire that broke out on Monday afternoon and took 85 firefighters to control heavily damaged three of the buildings in the 100…

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Vanilla Bean-Bourbon Champagne Cocktail

This festive cocktail was created by Marianne Barnes, then-master taster at Brown-Forman, for a bourbon dinner at Varanese in Louisville. I liked it so much I asked for the recipe. While Marianne’s instructions called for simple syrup and Woodford Reserve barrel-aged…

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Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

90 proof; no age statement Suggested retail price: $44.99/750ml The story: Founded in 1870, Brown-Forman is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies. Old Forester 1870 Original Batch Bourbon is the first in a planned permanent line extension of the Old Forester Bourbon. This bourbon is bottled at…

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A trio of dessert pairings

  I belong to a sort of supper-club-with-bourbon-and-rye group that meets monthly. The member playing host either chooses a restaurant or cooks a meal and selects a bourbon- or rye-related topic for discussion (and consumption, obviously). Topics this year have…

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