In 1870, Old Forester’s founder George Garvin Brown changed the industry by producing a combination of bourbons from three different distilleries to create an incredibly balanced product. Prior to Brown’s discovery, bourbon was only sold by the barrel with caused the quality and taste profile to vary. Old Forester 1870 Original Batch celebrates the innovative technique of its founder in a 90-proof bourbon.
The Original Batch
The combination of 1870 includes three different barrels from three different warehouses with a different day of production, as well as a different proof and maturation. This process of “batching” bourbon gives the product a more consistent and pleasant flavor for the ideal product. The Orignal Batch is meant to echo the original batching process started by Brown in 1870.
The nose is very bright and vivid with fruit and floral scents. Vanilla and caramel notes provide a sweet base. On the palate mimics it’s aroma with the continued light, lively floral and fruity flavors. The sweet vanilla and oak make the bourbon an easy drink to enjoy. You may also sense a kick of baking spice, ginger and cinnamon. Finally, 1870 finishes with a candy-like character full of nutmeg, cinnamon and cinnamon flavors. There is also an added oak note that can be tasted throughout the long and smooth finish.
We recommend enjoying Old Forester 1879 Original Batch neat alongside your favorite family comfort food dish. 1870 should be enjoyed alongside family and friends, while reminiscing on old stories from the past. Again, it’s an easy bourbon to relish.