Back in the pre-prohibition days, most whiskey was sold in barrels to retailers and the like, and often, these operations tampered with the integrity of the product by adding flavouring and colouring. Thus the distillery behind Old Forester, then known as Brown’s company (and now Brown-Forman), was the first to sell their product in sealed bottles to guarantee purity. Despite the spicy hit off first taste, the body is still light with notes of peaches, bananas and a finish of cinnamon.