Exciting news for bourbon lovers today as Old Forester Distilling Co. announces that it will begin direct-to-consumer sales and shipping to the District, and is starting by making its Old Forester Single Barrel Candied Cinnamon, 100 proof, 750 ml available.
Prior to a recent change in Kentucky law, Old Forester and other distilleries in the state were prohibited from direct-to-consumer sales beyond its own retail outlets.
In addition to the Single Barrel Candied Cinnamon, Old Forester is planning quarterly releases from its Master Taster Selection series. Each bourbon in the series is bottled from one individual barrel, selected from lots that are hand-picked by Old Forester Master Taster Jackie Zykan. Other expressions, such as the Old Forester 1910 in the Whiskey Row series, will likely be added in the future but no details are yet available.
Old Foresters is the longest-running bourbon producer in the U.S., and was the first bourbon sold exclusively in sealed bottles.