Smooth and delicious.
Old Forester 1870 Original Batch Bourbon
Bourbon /45% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
1870 Original Batch is a small batch of barrels from three warehouses to replicate George Garvin Brown’s batching process in 1870.View all products by Old ForesterCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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I normally drink Elijah Craig (a great value bourbon). This one is a whole different ball game. Much smoother, not as sweet. Great bourbon and still pretty good value.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.