Old Forester Classic 86 Proof Bourbon is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation.
Old Forester is an historic Bourbon brand that was created in 1870 and is officially the longest running Bourbon on the market today. It is the only bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during (legally for medicinal purposes) and after Prohibition and is also the first bourbon sold exclusively in sealed bottles. George Garvin Brown, the founder of the Brown-Forman Corporation was a former pharmaceutical salesman turned bourbon-merchant and his descendants still run the company.
Old Forester Classic 86 Proof is made in the same classic style originated by founder George Garvin Brown under the supervision of Master Distiller Chris Morris at the the Brown-Forman distillery in Shively, Kentucky. It is made to the original mash bill of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley (incidentally the same mash bill used for Woodford Reserve). Old Forester is twice-distilled, first in a column still, then again using a thumper still. The new whiskey is transferred to new oak barrels and matured for a minimum of 2 years in a specially designed rickhouse. It is a little richer in rye than a lot of Bourbon blends.