Old Forester Mint Julep Bourbon Cocktail

What started as "The Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby" for the horse race's 141st iteration, is now a regular offering by Old Forester. The only thing missing for a perfect mint julep cocktail is some crushed ice.
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During the late 19th century, an overwhelming number of distilleries throughout the United States were still not aging their whiskey. As a result, some retailers would add juices and syrups to sweeten the whiskey, while others would add acid and tobacco to give their whiskey its signature amber hue.

In 1870, George Garvin Brown — a young pharmaceuticals salesman from Kentucky — saw the need for a consistently high-quality whiskey that would remain unadulterated after distillation. After saving $5,500, Brown and his brother opened the doors to J.T.S. Brown & Bro. Distillery and began distilling bourbon. Unlike other distilleries at the time, Brown aged his bourbon, which was named Old Forester, in oak casks and bottled it in a sealed glass bottle to ensure authenticity and quality. Since its introduction in 1870, Old Forester has been on the market continuously, even during Prohibition, when it continued to be sold for medicinal purposes. It is the only bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition.

Recently, Old Forester have upgraded their bourbon lineup with the addition of Mint Julep, a ready-to-serve classic cocktail. What started as "The Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby" for the horse race's 141st iteration, is now a regular offering. Bottled at 60-proof, this mixed drink brings together the richness of aged bourbon with the crispness of fresh garden mint. The only thing missing is the obligatory ice, preferably crushed, and some optional garnish in the form of a mint sprig. The mint is prominent on the nose and the palate, yet the sweetness and fruitiness of the whiskey with a hint of vanilla and peach shines through.

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Proof 60 (30% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Old Forester Distillery
Size 1000mL
This mixed drink brings together the richness of aged bourbon with the crispness of fresh garden mint. The latter is prominent on the nose and the palate, yet the sweetness and fruitiness of the whiskey with a hint of vanilla and peach shines through.
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