Join us at the National Museum of Industrial History for the latest installment of our American Spirit tasting series. Attendees will enjoy an after-hours exploration of the Museum with expert guides as well as a delicious investigation of American distiller, Old Forester, with McCarthy's Red Stag Pub beverage expert Samantha Beedle. Ms. Beedle is a North American Whiskey Ambassador with BreakThru Beverage of Pennsylvania.
Old Forester bourbon introduced by George Garvin Brown on Whiskey Row at 322 W. Main St. America’s First Bottled Bourbon® was the first bourbon to be sold in sealed glass bottles to ensure quality, made according to Brown’s 1870 Original Batch process of batching barrels from three distilleries to create a consistent flavor profile. During prohibition many distilleries closed, but Old Forester applied for and receives a federal license to continue producing Old Forester for medicinal purposes. Today, Old Forester is the only bourbon continually distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition.
Admission includes guided or self-guided tours of the Museum, light appetizers, a welcome cocktail featuring Old Forester First Bottled 86 proof and a guided tasting of Old Forester 1870 Original Batch, 1897 Bottled in Bond, and 1920 Prohibition Style. Proceeds benefit the National Museum of Industrial History in its efforts to preserve and explore America's rich industrial past to inspire present and future generations of inventors and innovators. A wine option is available upon request.