George Garvin Brown

The type of history
you want repeating itself.

A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere. And five generations and nearly 150 years later, our family still watches over the production of every drop of Old Forester with that same care.

Our Bourbon

Every cocktail should
begin with authenticity.

The First Bottled Bourbon™'s authenticity, in addition to its rich and elegant, well-balanced flavor, has made it the pour of choice for bartenders in the know. Its slightly higher rye percentage gives it a bold flavor which makes it perfectly suited for Bourbon-forward cocktails.

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