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LouisvilleKY’s Old Forester to mark birthday with new release

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Old Forester will again celebrate the annual tradition of marking founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday with the release of Birthday Bourbon. The highly sought-after vintage-dated release will be the brand’s 19th consecutive iteration. The 2019 Birthday Bourbon is presented at 105 proof, the highest proof to-date for this special expression. After showing exceptionally unique character during a tasting panel, the 11-year-old barrels were chosen specifically for Birthday Bourbon. The full allotment of product represents one day’s production of Old Forester. “Birthday Bourbon selections have ranged from nine- to 14-years-old since the expression was first launched in 2002,” said Jackie Zykan, Old…


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LouisvilleKY’s Old Forester soon to release new bourbon

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — This September, Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, America’s First Bottled Bourbon™, will introduce its 15th Anniversary release of Birthday Bourbon, the annual limited-edition expression was created to pay homage to founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday on September 2nd. The 2016 Birthday Bourbon expression is offered at 97 Proof, jointly determined by Brown-Forman Master Distiller Chris Morris and Old Forester Master Bourbon Specialist Jackie Zykan. This year marks Zykan’s first involvement with the Birthday Bourbon release since joining the brand in 2015. “In 2002, when we first introduced Birthday Bourbon, the market for premium Bourbons was almost…


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Louisville Ky’s Brown-Forman releases 1st bourbon in two decades

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Brown-Forman (NYSE: BF-B) will introduce the company’s first new bourbon brand in 20 years with the release of Coopers’ Craft. This new bourbon will be available in select markets this summer and celebrates the company’s more than 70 years of barrel-making and wood expertise as the only major distiller that owns its own new barrel cooperage. Brown-Forman founder George Garvin Brown began bottling bourbon nearly 150 years ago and recognized the important role of the barrel and the impact wood has on bourbon. Based on his vision, Brown-Forman established its own cooperage in 1945….


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Brown-Forman kicks off construction of Old Forester Distillery on historic Whiskey Row

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Three generations of Brown family descendants gathered today in Louisville to take part in the construction kick-off ceremony for the new Old Forester Distillery, which will be located at 117 & 119 West Main Street along Louisville’s famed “Whiskey Row.” Old Forester President Campbell Brown and Brown-Forman Board of Directors Chairman Garvin Brown led the Brown family contingent and were joined by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Council President David Tandy and various executives from Brown-Forman. The ceremony occurred in a parking lot directly across the street from the site of the Old Forester…