Here on Maketh the Man whisky is such a big passion. But seriously we really pride ourselves on our love for whisky, whether it’s a scotch or bourbon it matters not.
A new whiskey emerged on us not long ago known as the Old Forester, a bourbon which originates from 1870. Old Forester came by through the dexterity of George Gavin Brown, a pharmaceuticals salesman in Louisville Kentucky who saw the need for high quality whisky that met medicinal standards.
Since its introduction in 1870, it has been on the market continuously, even during Prohibition, when it continued to be sold for medicinal purposes. It is the only bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition.
What do we think about Old Forester you say? On the times where I’ve crossed paths with the excellent Old Forester bourbon, it’s been nothing but a positive encounter each time. As bourbon whiskies go the Old Forester displays a fantastic body and colour to it, followed by its exceedingly gentle warmth when it reaches the palette.
As far as a good bourbon whisky I would definitely recommend adding this to your collection. I can confirm that it is already sitting in my cabinet now, waiting for another good moment to crack open fine bourbon. The 86 proof is the one to get after, which you can find stocked in the likes of the whiskey exchange.
For more info on Old Forester and its heritage, why not head to their website to educate you further.