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New Brown-Forman Bourbon to Debut on November 11

Local Restaurant Hosts Debut of “New Old Forester”

Brown FormanVaranese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host the “Brown-Forman Bourbon Dinner” on Tuesday, November 11. A reception will begin at 6:30pm and the dinner at 7:00pm. The evening will feature the debut of Old Forester 1870 Original Batch, special guest speaker and Master Taster for Brown-Forman Marianne Barnes, and a four-course dinner paired with a bourbon flight and Brown-Forman bourbon cocktails.

Founded in 1870, Brown-Forman is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies, and among the top 10 global spirits companies, selling its brands in more than 135 countries. Old Forester 1870 Original Batch Bourbon will be a new permanent line extension of the Old Forester Bourbon. This bourbon will be bottled 90 proof and will emulate George Garvin Brown’s original recipe selection of the Old Forester Bourbon as it was produced in 1870.

The cost for the dinner is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (502) 899-9904 or emailing

The menu will consist of:

Reception Cocktail – “Vanilla Bean-Bourbon Champagne Cocktail”

First Course
Flight: Old Forester Signature-Woodford Reserve-Woodford Double Oak
Introducing Old Forester 1870 Original Batch
Pan seared Duck Breast served over Red Vein Sorrel
Dried Figs, Bleu Cheese, and Smoked Pistachio Vinaigrette

Second Course
One Year House Cured Country Ham and Fried Green Tomatoes
Topped with Pickled Corn Relish with a Bourbon-Mustard Sauce

Third Course
“Sorghum and Sassafras Manhattan”
Country Fried Ribeye
Served with Creamy Whipped Potatoes
Butter Bean Succotash and Tasso Gravy

Fourth Course
“Old Forester Bourbon Cider Cocktail”
Spiced Apple Cake with Bourbon-Carmel Frosting
and Warm Apple Butter

For information or to make a reservation, please call (502) 899-9904 or log on to

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