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Old Forester Celebrates Repeal Day With Limited Whiskey National Sweepstakes

Celebrating National Repeal Day, Old Forester Distilling is offering whiskey enthusiasts nationwide the chance to win the opportunity to purchase a rare bottle of Old Forester President’s Choice.

It’s the first time the distillery has offered a national sweepstakes for one of its more sought-after bourbons.

“It’s often difficult for consumers to buy President’s Choice unless they happen to be at the distillery on the day it’s released,” said Jackie Zykan, Old Forester master taster, in a prepared statement. “We continue to look for ways to improve our systems to share these special bottles with our fans, and we believe this new approach can help us achieve just that.”

Old Forester President’s Choice 2021
Old Forester President’s Choice 2021 (image via Brown-Forman)

Those who enter the sweepstakes will seek to win the opportunity to buy one bottle of President’s Choice, and you can enter starting today, until 5 p.m. ET on Dec. 10th. The winners will be chosen at random and notified on Dec. 13th/14th. Reserved bottles will be held until Saturday, January 29, 2022, for on-site pick up at Old Forester Distillery

If you’re in New York and Florida, you can enter the sweepstakes here. All other states can enter here.

December 5th, 1933, was the day Prohibition was repealed, and now, the brand said, it is a moment celebrated annually. The traditional release of Old Forester’s President’s Choice dates back to 1890 when founder and president George Garvin Brown presented the first iteration of President’s Choice to the governor of Kentucky.

This year, fifth-generation Brown family member Campbell Brown, with the guidance of Zykan, selected the single barrel for release. Brown is chairman of Brown-Forman Corporation.

Old Forester President’s Choice distiller’s notes:

  • Aroma: On the nose, this barrel expresses itself as sweet and inviting with notes of creamy milk chocolate, baked apple and complemented by touches of toasted coconut and brown sugar.
  • Taste: The palate opens up with bright caramel that transitions to robust spices.
  • Finish: The bold and balanced flavor profile is followed at the end by notes of sweet vanilla cream and fresh anise to round out a lengthy clean finish of President’s Choice.
  • Price: $179.99.

Gary Carter

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