Old Forester 1897 Bottled In Bond
Old Forester // Kentucky, USA
In the second of the Old Forester Whiskey Row series, Brown-Forman has released a bourbon to commemorate the year the Bottled in Bond Act was enacted. The Act was created to literally "seal in the quality" of whiskey, which according to law must be from one distillery, from one season, made by one distiller and aged at a federally bonded warehouse for a minimum of 4 years at 100 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"This bourbon has concentrated flavors, but they go well together. There's vanilla, red apple, citrus peel, sweet and hot spices, vitamin bottle tartness, espresso and a lot of leather. A gold old-fashioned bourbon mustiness creeps into the finish, truly giving the drinker the sensation of being transported to an old storage facility, which is probably the point. It ends with a kick of heat, but it would be disappointing if it didn't."