We’re pleased to announce Old Forester 1870 as our March Whiskey of the Month! Distilled, aged, and bottled under the watchful eye of Master Distiller Chris Morris, Old Forester 1870 is produced according to the original process laid out by George Garvin Brown, who produced the first bottled bourbon on Louisville’s famous Whiskey Row in 1870, at 322 West Main Street.
There are a lot of very pretty, elegant whiskies coming out of Kentucky these days, but when we think of classic kentucky bourbon, this style nails it exactly – pretty in the glass, but with a big nose reminiscent of pipe tobacco, aged leather, and the dark, musky air of the rickhouse. It’s a mouthful, with spicebox and biscuit flavors dominating, and a spritely nature reminiscent of fresh squeezed citrus juice. Ultimately refreshing to drink, with a finish of sweet tea and orange peel. Come on in and give it a try!
Bring your Bourbon Society passport in for a complimentary pour anytime during October!
It’s free to join the Big Jones Bourbon Society, just ask your server or bartender to sign up on your next visit. You’ll receive a passport to forty of our more than sixty whiskeys. On each visit, members are welcome to one complimentary pour of the Whiskey of the Month (WOM) which will usually (but not always) be a straight Kentucky bourbon whiskey. Big Jones Bourbon Society members will also receive invitations to members-only events such as whiskey tastings and whiskey socials.
Of course you’re welcome to enjoy any whiskey on our list at any time. We’ll mark off your passport as you taste each of the forty whiskeys, and once you’ve tasted them all, you will earn the distinction of Master Taster, and win tickets for two to a one-of-a-kind all-out whiskey dinner. As the ranks of Master Tasters grows, we will host a series of dinners for Master Tasters.