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Old Forester 86 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky*Packaging may vary

Old Forester 86 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky

Bourbon /43% ABV / Kentucky, United States




Product Details

Category
Bourbon
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
43%

Product Description

Old Forester 86 Proof is America's First Bottled Bourbon. At 86 Proof, Old Forester delivers a fresh and bright flavor profile perfect for sipping neat, on the rocks, with a splash of water or in a classic cocktail.

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  • Cody C.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 23 2021
    Verified Buyer

    One of my faves

  • John M.
    Verified Buyer
    Oct 29 2021
    Verified Buyer

    The best cost to quality bourbon out there.

  • Carolyn B.
    Verified Buyer
    Sep 4 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Exactly as I ordered n packaging was excellent..Thank you

  • Corey G.
    Verified Buyer
    Aug 15 2021
    Verified Buyer

    One of my favorites

  • Chris
    Verified Buyer
    May 1 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Discounted product was not as advertised, but a different size. The store provided a cheaper brand instead.

  • cassandrac93
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com
    Apr 21 2021
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com

    Whiskey is always my goto! Old forester is one of my favorites. Has a great taste & its Affordable & enjoyable ! I do shots. But also good blended ! Old Forester 86 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, 86 Proof

  • vincentl5
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com
    Apr 3 2021
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com

    Good entry level bourbon. If you are drinking it straight I would recommend let it sit for 10 minutes and that will make it more enjoyable. The flavors are standard bourbon notes, not very complex but gets the job done for the price.

  • stephanieg274
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com
    Mar 19 2021
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com

    I can see how Old Forester 86 would be polarizing. It has a strong cherry cough drop note that might turn some people off, but I find it enjoyable, even fun. This is when the importance of bourbon labeling comes in. Because this is a "straight bourbon," it does not have any flavoring or additives.

  • christopheru2
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com
    Feb 27 2021
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com

    Was on vacation in ST. Augustin FL at a bar that had a huge list of Bourbon. The bartender recommended it. For the price point it's a great Bourbon. If your a Bourbon drinker and haven't had it I highly recommend.

  • kalim19
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com
    Feb 26 2021
    Reviewed at brown-forman.com

    Pretty good and not a bad price point. Wouldn't rank it at the top of my favorites list. Nice to get to switch it up though.

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FAQs

Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
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.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
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.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
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.

Try These Old Forester Recipes

Muted Boulevardier

  • bourbon

A little seasoning added to this classic cocktail makes for smooth sipping.

Classic Hot Toddy

  • bourbon

For colder days ahead, warm up with the Old Forester classic hot toddy. 

Old Forester Ruby

  • bourbon

This bright drink combines Old Forester, ginger, and raspberry flavors. 

Horse's Neck

  • bourbon

The Horse's Neck cocktail gets its name from the long, spiral lemon peel twisted around the inside of the glass. Try it with Old Forester Bourbon.