Tag: Old Forester

Autumn Splendor

Autumn Splendor (recipe from There Will Be Bourbon) 3 oz. apple cider 2 oz. bourbon (we used Old Forester 86 proof) 1.5 oz. ginger beer (we used Bundaberg) Mix apple cider and bourbon. Add ginger beer and serve in an…

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Old Forester 2014 Birthday Bourbon

12 years old, 97 proof Estimated retail, about $60/750ml The story: This limited edition of Old Forester is released every September in honor of Brown-Forman founder George Garvin Brown’s Sept. 2 birthday. Last year’s edition was particularly fine. The aroma:…

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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2013 97 proof $54.99/750ml The story: Every year since 2002, Brown-Forman has released a special Old Forester Birthday Bourbon in honor of distillery founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday. This year’s edition appeared on shelves early (George’s birthday is…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Old Forester was named for Dr. William Forrester, a Civil War hero and one of the investors who backed George Garvin Brown’s groundbreaking idea to sell bourbon only in bottles to ensure quality and consistency. Dr. Forrester himself was not old; he…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Old Forester was named for Dr. William Forrester, a Civil War hero and one of the investors who backed George Garvin Brown’s groundbreaking idea to sell bourbon only in bottles to ensure quality and consistency. Dr. Forrester himself was not old; he was just 34…

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Happy Birthday, George!

Happy Birthday to George Garvin Brown. The founder of Brown-Forman Corp. and Old Forester, the first bourbon to be sold only in bottles, was born Sept. 2, 1846. In his honor, Brown-Forman has released a limited-edition Old Forester Birthday Bourbon every year since 2002. This year’s…

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Happy Birthday, George!

Happy Birthday to George Garvin Brown. The founder of Brown-Forman Corp. and Old Forester, the first bourbon to be sold only in bottles, was born Sept. 2, 1846. In his honor, Brown-Forman has released a limited-edition Old Forester Birthday Bourbon every year…

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The Bourbon Lodge at Forecastle

The Bourbon Babe stopped by the Bourbon Lodge at Forecastle this weekend to participate in Sunday evening’s Speakeasy. Festival organizers paired with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association in this, the Lodge’s second year, to increase the number of participating distillers from…

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The Bourbon Lodge at Forecastle

The Bourbon Babe stopped by the Bourbon Lodge at Forecastle this weekend to participate in Sunday evening’s Speakeasy. Festival organizers paired with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association in this, the Lodge’s second year, to increase the number of participating distillers from three to 12. I…

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See you at the Gala?

That’s The Bourbon Babe enjoying a terrific Manhattan (made with Old Forester) at Rye on Market in Louisville. Tonight I’ll be doing my sipping at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Gala in Bardstown, a black-tie affair where one can mingle with…

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