Old Forester 1870 Replaces Single Barrel

As of today, Old Forester Single Barrel will no longer be available in Michigan.  While this may sound like disappointing news to Single Barrel Bourbon lovers, it may not be as hard to swallow as it first sounds.

A new product, Old Forester 1870 Original Batch will now be available. It will be the first release in their new Whiskey Row Series being introduced to celebrate the brand’s history.  According to the Old Forester website – and as the name indicates – this release will be created in a similar fashion as their original batches:

“Old Forester selects barrels from three different warehouses, with each barrel originating from a different day of production, with a different entry proof and a different age profile. The three expressions of Old Forester are batched together to craft Old Forester 1870 Original Batch.”

Both of the Bourbon’s mentioned are 90 proof, and 750 mL bottles of the 1870 will be available in Michigan starting January 4th, 2015 with a minimum shelf price of $44.99.

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Woodford Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey!

Originally reported by BourbonBlog.com in August, 2014, Woodford Reserve has now confirmed via Facebook that Straight Rye Whiskey will be “available in select markets this February.”  If the bottle label from the release photo is of the final product, it will be available in 750 mL bottles at 90.4 proof.

Information is not yet available on whether Michigan will be one of the select markets, but previous Woodford Reserve releases have quickly been made available in Michigan.  I would expect to see it on Michigan store shelves in the February to March time frame!