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 03/03 is 126.8 proof, comprised of 53 barrels and is “green and spice.” We’re told the nose has “dill and bright orange peel, hint of light brown sugar,” that “sweetens in the middle to melon and pine” with a finish that’s “medium dry, tingling green peppercorns, rosemary, grapefruit peel, and lingering anise.”