Brown-Forman announced its release of a Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond, the second extension of the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series introduced last fall.

The release honors the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, the company said.

Bottled in Bond whiskey must have been the product of one distillation season, one distiller and from one distillery as well as aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at full 100 proof. [adrotate banner=”2″]

The suggested retail price is $49.99 for a 750 ml. Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond will be released immediately in 20 select U.S. markets with a national release planned for September.

Brown-Forman says this is a lightly filtered small batch expression, “mirroring production techniques of the 1897 time period.”

The company said the Whiskey Row series highlights its significant milestones and production innovations with each release.


Fred Minnick is the author of Whiskey Women and Bourbon Curious.