NEW RELEASE: Old Forester 117 Series “Scotch Cask Finish”

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Old Forester 117 Series "Scotch Cask Finish"

This week, Old Forester (Louisville, debuted the newest release in its 117 series – Scotch Cask Finish, a  93-proof liquid that honors George Garvin Brown’s Scottish heritage.

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George Garvin Brown (1846 – 1917).

This limited-edition bottle celebrates Brown’s Gaelic roots with the sherry and wine barrels sourced and matured from the protected Speyside region around the River Spey in northeastern Scotland. The cask finish highlights Old Forester’s natural fruit character which is a result of fermentation with the oldest yeast strain.  

“This release is special to the family history our brand was built on,” said Old Forester Master Taster Melissa Rift. “We‘ve been creating top-quality, rare and innovative expressions for 150 years, and this scotch whiskey captures our founder’s spirit in another rich and smooth liquid, which I recommend serving neat.”  

Scotch Cask Finish marks the latest installment in the 117 Series, a limited-expression lineup that debuted in Spring 2021 and focuses on innovation and experimentation. 

Old Forester 117 Series: Scotch Cask Finish is bottled at 93-proof and is available starting today (December 12) at the retail shop at Old Forester Distilling Co. and at select Kentucky stores.  The suggested retail price is $59.99.

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  • AGE: NA
  • PROOF: 93 proof (46.5 abv)
  • FINISH: Scotch Cask Finished
  • PRICE: $59.99 (375ml)
  • AVAILABILITY: KY stores and special drops at Old Forester Distillery

TASTING NOTES (Brand Provided)

Nose – subtle hints of smoky char, milk chocolate drizzled over shortbread accompanied by mulled, spiced fruit 

Taste – baked apples and dried fruits with rich notes of toffee, cinnamon and chocolate rounded out by toasted almonds and smoky char 

Finish – silky and buttery with cocoa and baking spices lingering into an earthy and oaky finish 

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