Today, Old Forester released the rarest bottle we have ever produced – a decanter to honor our brand’s 150th anniversary that is filled with 12 ½ -year-old bourbon. as of 9:15a.m. EST the event was sold out. This is the most exclusive and rarest Old Forester expression ever released.
Hand-selected from six barrels, this liquid spent 150-months in the barrel before being bottled in July of 2020. Five hundred (500) bottles were originally crafted for members of the Brown family, who own Brown-Forman, and key partners of the company. One hundred and fifty (150) were set aside for special tastings and events at the company.
Raise a glass to the only bourbon to exist before, during and after Prohibition with this extremely rare decanter, encased in a custom handcrafted box made from the recovered wood of the fire at Old Forester Distillery on Whiskey Row in 2015.
Those who purchased this bottle will have the opportunity to celebrate this momentous occasion with Brown family members and experience an after-hours VIP tour of Old Forester Distillery when they pick up your limited edition bottle on December 5, 2023, the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.
The Old Forester BF150 Decanter Experience
The experience will last 3-hours. Experience includes purchase of one (1) limited edition Brown-Forman 150th Anniversary Decanter bottle and wooden display box ($2,500 MSRP). Purchased bottle must be picked up in person at Old Forester Distillery, Louisville, KY (119 W Main Street) on December 5, 2023. Travel is not included in purchase. Limit one bottle per person. Must be 21+ to purchase.
By purchasing this bottle today, you will have the opportunity to celebrate this momentous occasion with Brown family members and experience an after-hours VIP tour of Old Forester Distillery when you pick up your limited edition bottle on December 5, 2023, the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.
A Nod to Old Forester History
The 150th decanter is a nod to the Old Forester historic holiday decanters in the 1950s and 1960s designed by Raymond Loewy, the celebrated father of industrial design.
A special year-long exhibit, which opens this month at the Frazier Museum, tells the story of those mid-century decanters. The Frazier, at 9th and Main, in downtown Louisville, is considered the start of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.