Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond adheres to strict standards to craft its sharp 100-proof small-batch whiskey.
Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond is crafted to honor a watershed moment in bourbon history – the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. This expression follows the Bottled in Bond standards – the idea of ‘sealed in quality’ – is something Old Forester introduced in 1870 as America’s First Bottled Bourbon. To be bottled in bond, a bourbon must be crafted by one distiller at a single distillery and crafted over one single distillation season. This honorary 100-proof specially crafted small-batch whiskey has a mighty reputation to uphold.
And in doing so, it holds nothing back. The nose is confident and robust. Rich, intense vanilla aromas are wrapped around sweet sticky caramel. These are interspersed with wafts of dark roasted coffee beans, well-spiced dried fruit, and mature woody oak.
With such a powerful introduction in the nose, 1897 Bottled In Bond steps up to the plate in its flavor profile. Sweet and deeply intense, this heavenly liquid coats the tongue filling the mouth with the taste of spice and cake fruits. Oak notes tantalize and lead you on and are layered with thick, creamy caramel and soft sensual vanilla. The mouthfeel is sublime, smooth as silk.
Holding its own, it is as big and bold in the finish as it was in its introduction. 1897 Bottled In Bond sticks around and will keep you company long into the night.