With a combined 300 year-history, the Brown family has seven generations of whisky-making credentials, and the King Ranch family celebrates eight generations of ranching. The two brands are also connected via the Kentucky Derby as Old Forester is the key ingredient in every Mint Julep sold at Churchill Downs, and King Ranch owned three Derby winners, including 1946 Triple Crown winner Assault.
Old Forester King Ranch Edition is bottled at 105-proof from a proprietary batch of the brand’s bourbon using heavily charred barrels and finished through King Ranch charcoal created from mesquite trees harvested from the ranch. The process brings a touch of Texas and helps highlight the bold flavor notes in this new bourbon.
· Color: Maple Syrup
· Aroma: Dried cherries, cranberries, toasted pecans and marshmallows drizzled with sorghum molasses.
· Flavor: Sweet dark chocolate, tobacco and leather spices mingle with toasted and caramelized oak and nut character.
· Finish: Long and warming
A BRANDOF FIRSTS.
Our founder, George Garvin Brown, was born September 2, 1846 in Munfordville, KY. In 1863 he moved to Louisville to attend high school, and eventually became a pharmaceutical salesman. And it was that particular line of work that led him to create the First Bottled Bourbon™, Old Forester, in 1870.