150 barrels were set aside for Old Forester’s 150th Anniversary release, which were divided into three unique batches intended to honor George Garvin Brown’s process of batching from the three original distilleries.
3 of the 150 barrels that were set aside were completely lost due to evaporation or the "Angel's Share."
Master Taster Jackie Zykan took the remaining 147 barrels and blended them into three unique expressions, each with their own flavor profile. They’re bottled unfiltered and at Batch Proof
Batch 01/03 is 125.6 proof, comprised of 46 barrels, and is the “fruit bomb.” On the nose, we’re told there’s “maple syrup and perfectly ripe orchard fruits, apricot and plum,” with “açaí and black current” on the palate and a finish that’s “graham cracker, subtle peppermint, long well-rounded spice, moderately dry.”