Old Forester unveils new 117 Series: Bottled in Bond

The Kentucky-based distillery has showcased the newest release in accordance with the 1897 Bottled in Bond Act

Old Forester has announced news of the latest release in its 117 series: Bottled in Bond. The product has been bottled from barrels filled during a single distillation season – the wet and warm late Spring of 2014 – in accordance with the 1897 Bottled in Bond Act.

Bottled-in-bond is a designation that protects the integrity of aged spirits by ensuring each barrel is produced in a single distillation season by a single distillery. To meet the criteria, the spirit must also be matured in a US bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at 50% ABV. (100 proof).

“The heritage of Old Forester is uniquely tied to the Bottled in Bond movement as George Garvin Brown’s first bottled bourbon really set the stage for quality guarantee decades before the historic law went into effect,” said Old Forester master taster Melissa Rift. “This bonded expression as part of the 117 Series is a fantastic opportunity to look at a very small batch of bonded liquid and how it has developed from that single season to the offering we are launching today.” 

Bottled in Bond marks the latest instalment in the 117 Series, a limited-expression lineup that debuted in Spring 2021 and focuses on innovation and experimentation.

The new 117 series will be featured on all distillery tours through the end of the month. All tour guests will also have the opportunity to purchase following their experience.

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