Old Forester 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon Whiskey

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Introducing the second illustrious member of the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series, a curated journey inviting bourbon enthusiasts to savor the rich tapestry of Old Forester's legacy with each distinct pour.

The year 1897 marked the inception of The Bottled-in-Bond Act, a nationwide mandate. For a whisky to earn the Bottled-in-Bond distinction, it must hail from a single distillation season within one year and mature in a federally bonded warehouse. Old Forester 1897 Bottled-in-Bond, showcased at a robust 100 Proof, embodies these stringent criteria. It's a meticulous blend, drawing from a select batch of barrels, each aged for at least four years. The outcome is a bourbon that's both richly dark and tantalizingly spicy.

The Whiskey Row Series is more than just a collection; it's a narrative of Old Forester's pioneering spirit. Each release in the series commemorates pivotal moments and innovative practices from Louisville's storied Whiskey Row. The 1897 Bottled in Bond, with its adherence to time-honored regulations, is a testament to Old Forester's commitment to authenticity and quality.

Whether you prefer it neat or with a splash of water, this bourbon stands as a beacon of craftsmanship.


  • 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Gold Medal
  • 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: 93 Point Rating

For those who cherish the art of bourbon-making and its rich history, the Old Forester 1897 Bottled-in-Bond is a must-have. And to elevate its significance as a gift or keepsake, our engraving services at Bottle Engraving allow you to add a personal touch, making it an unforgettable token for any special occasion.