Spirit Master: Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond

20th August, 2019 by admin

Ahead of National Whiskey Sour Day on Sunday (25 August), we highlight an award-winning expression ideal for recreating the classic Bourbon-based cocktail.

Brown Forman’s Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond is part of the brand’s Whiskey Row Series

Every week, SB celebrates some of the top-scoring Master medallists from The Global Spirits Masters blind-tasting competition. And with National Whiskey Sour Day fast-approaching, we thought it was time to bring this Master Bourbon to your attention.

Typically made with Bourbon, the classic Whiskey Sour is a simple serve that combines the American whiskey with lemon juice, sugar and a dash of egg white.

In last month’s American Whiskey Masters blind-tasting competition, a total of nine Master medals were awarded to top-quality expressions that were assessed by a panel of independent experts, and chaired by The Spirits Business.

The Bourbon – No Age Statement round saw two of these Masters go to US drinks producer Brown-Forman for its Old Forester 1870 Original Batch and Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond.

Brown-Forman grabbed two Master medals in the American Whiskey Masters 2019

One judge said of the Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond: “I got a lot of spice and dryness at first, then a light fruitiness afterwards that lifted it into a different dimension. That created a harmonious journey that worked well.”

The expression is the second release in the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series and was created to honour the US Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897.

The rule stipulates that for a whiskey to be labelled as ‘Bottled in Bond’, it must be the product of one distillation season, one distiller and from one distillery.

Brown-Forman also scored Gold medals for its Old Forester Rye Whiskey and Birthday Bourbon during the competition.

To see the full list of medallists from The American Whiskey Masters 2019, click here.

If you’re interested in entering your brand into The Global Spirits Masters, contact Rhiannon Morris – rhiannon.morris@thespiritsbusiness.com – for more details, or visit this page.

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