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. He named the brand after Dr. William Forrester. 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 where the whiskey was bottled as medicinal whiskey at 117 W. Main St. under KY Permit No.3. The typical proof at that time prior to bottling was 115. This is in honor of that history. Bottled at 115 proof / 57.5% ABV.

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