Old Forester 1924 Heads to Retail Shelves

Old Forester 1924 is the latest expression to join the distillery’s Whiskey Row Series.

This 10-year-old age-stated bourbon is 100 proof and comprises a new mash bill for the brand.

Available nationwide, this marks the fifth installment in the Whiskey Row Series. Rather than the traditional Old Forester recipe (72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley), 1924 debuts a new mash bill (79% corn, 11% rye and 10% malted barley).

The result is a nose with notes of fudge, cocoa, marzipan and tobacco layered over hints of rich oak and warm cinnamon, according to distillery notes. On the palate is chocolate-covered graham cracker dusted with cinnamon. The finish brings hints of spice and graham cracker.

The bottle marks an important point in Old Forester’s 153-year history, the company says. During Prohibition, more than 200 distilleries in Kentucky alone were forced to close. Old Forester, however, continued operations because the federal government issued it one of six permits to bottle existing whiskey stocks as medicine. In 1924, Old Forester acquired barrels from closed distillers, with different mash bills, and bottled that liquid as Old Forester.

This release honors the 100th anniversary of that whiskey innovation.

“We are honored to commemorate this historical milestone with a new featured mash bill and a beautiful 10-year age statement,” says Master Taster Melissa Rift. “It allows whisky lovers to taste just how dynamic our brand can be while staying rooted in our rich history.”

Old Forester 1924 is available nationwide starting today at participating retailers and at Old Forester Distilling Co. for a suggested retail price of $115 per 750-ml. bottle.

Old Forester 1924 10 year old bourbon whiskey.

The Whiskey Row series now includes:

1870 Original Batch

1897 Bottled in Bond

1910 Old Fine Whisky

1920 Prohibition Style

1924 10-year-old

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