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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

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Kentucky, United States

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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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4.749 Reviews
  • Ana Neve.
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    Have not tried it yet. I have heard good things about from a friend.

  • Luis
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    This Bourbon is by far best than most of those expensive brands. Great taste and amazing finish, especially if it's accompanied by a good cigar.

  • Christopher
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    Still a good bottle of bourbon.

  • Justin S.
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    Old Forester is my favorite bourbon brand, and being able to take some OF 86 with you to a buddy's house is much better than drinking their bad whiskey selection.

  • robb d.
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    Best bourbon in the world. I true best kept secret.

  • Cody C.
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    One of my faves

  • John M.
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    The best cost to quality bourbon out there.

  • Carolyn B.
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    Exactly as I ordered n packaging was excellent..Thank you

  • Corey G.
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    One of my favorites

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



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

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

Classic Hot Toddy

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

Old Forester Ruby

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

Horse's Neck

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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.

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