Old Forester Repeal Bourbon

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Things are really starting to ramp up for the 75th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition on December 5th! Today I received a package from the folks at Old Forester bourbon, who are showing their support of my favorite day by releasing a limited edition Repeal Day bottling of their whiskey.

From the press release:

“Repeal Bourbon is bottled from a special selection of Old Forester barrels that exhibited a more robust character that is similar to the Old Forester that was bottled during Prohibition,” added Chris Morris, Master Distiller for Old Forester. “The flavor, presented at Prohibition’s required 100 proof, is a full, deep, charred oak character that will appeal to bourbon-lovers everywhere.”

Old Forester has long been one of my go-to bourbons, as it explores the savory side of whiskey without an overload of sweetness. I love using it in a Manhattan as it sets off the orange and caramel of a good sweet vermouth while providing a solid, spicy backbone.

Check out more information about the bottling (due sometime in late November or early December) here, and as always, visit the home of Repeal Day here.

14 Replies to “Old Forester Repeal Bourbon”

  • SeanMike says:

    So Mr. Morgenthaler – did you ever try your bottle?

    I have mine, but I’ve debated whether I should open and drink it or just save it.

  • SeanMike – I didn’t, I’ve been leaving mine closed and saved as well. Silly, really, maybe we can get another bottle to taste…

  • Jeff Frane says:

    You’re both goofy. What good is a bottle of unopened booze? Jeebus crispy, you’re supposed to DRINK it.

    Just give me your bottle, Morgenthaler, and that way you won’t have to torture yourself.

  • Janet says:

    I came across a set of, I think, “tin” glasses that have The Old Forester Mint Julip written on them. They either belonged to my parents Or grandparents. They were all born and raised in New Orleans, La. Do you happen to know anything about these glasses.

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