Old Forester The President’s Choice

Old Forester The President's Choice bottle

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Old Forester The President’s Choice

The President’s Choice is a single barrel, barrel strength bourbon released by Old Forester.

The current series was released in starting in 2018, and represented the first bottles to be filled on the new bottling line. The “President’s Choice” labels go all the way back to the 1940s, when George Garvin Brown II, the distillery’s president, selected barrels to be bottled as gifts for employees.

In addition to being one of the first barrel strength offerings from Old Forester, it was also one of the first for any of Brown-Forman’s Kentucky distilleries. King of Kentucky and Woodford Reserve Batch Proof also began to hit shelves in 2018 for the first time.

Each release represents a single barrel, which are numbered sequentially based on when they are selected for release. The President’s Choice is also notable for its age statement: because Old Forester uses heat-cycled warehouses, the majority of Old Forester’s bourbons tend to be 4-5 years old. By contrast, The President’s Choice features age statements from 6 to 10 years old.

Batches

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 34

112 proof, aged 12 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 33

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 32

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 31

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 30

117 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 29

115.1 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 28

107.3 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 27

111.3 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 26

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 25

117 proof, aged 8 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 24

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 23

110.9 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 22

103.7 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 21

96.3 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 20

95 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 19

98 proof, aged 8 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 18

110.4 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 17

117 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 16

118 proof, aged 10 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 15

118.7 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 14

117.8 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 13

112.3 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 12

112.3 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 11

114.4 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 10

116.1 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 9

111.2 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 8

111 proof, aged 9 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 7

111.4 proof, aged 8 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 6

117.8 proof, aged 8 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 5

112.2 proof, aged 8 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 4

117 proof, aged 8 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 3

113.8 proof, aged 8 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 2

111 proof, aged 6 years,

Old Forester The President’s ChoiceBarrel 1

111 proof, aged 6 years,

Images

Back label detail with hand-numbered age in months and Campbell Brown's signature

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Cork seal detail

Cork seal detail

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