The founder of Old Forester, George Garvin Brown, was born September 2, 1846, in Munfordville, KY. In 1863 he moved to Louisville to attend high school and eventually became a pharmaceutical salesman. And it was that particular line of work that led him to create the First Bottled Bourbon, Old Forester, in 1870. Now the brand is owned by Brown-Forman, the owner of Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s.


Old Forester 1920 is named after the Prohibition Era medicinal whiskey industry. During this time, all whiskies had to be bottled at 100 Proof. With a barrel entry proof of 100, the “angel’s share” would have created a 115 proof whiskey after maturation. To pay homage to this era, Old Forester presents 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon at 115 proof to represent the rich flavor profile this bourbon had nearly 100 years ago.

Brand Tasting Notes: An intense medley of cherry preserves, drippy caramel, dark chocolate, thickened maple syrup and seasoned oak spiciness. The palate has dark caramel coats layers of malt nuttiness and sweet graham cracker all warmed by green peppercorn and coriander spice brightened with a hint of cedar. The finish has tart apple crispness gives way to a long smoky finish full of toasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker sweetness.

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryOld Forester
  • StyleBourbon Whiskey
  • RegionKentucky
  • ABV57.5%
  • Country of OriginUnited States
  • Cask StrengthYes
  • Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak
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