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Old Forester 1897 Craft Straight Bourbon
|REGION||Kentucky, United States|
By the mid 19th century whiskey had become America’s favorite spirit, and distillers were cashing in on demand by selling increasingly low-quality spirits. Much of the nation’s “bourbon” was made by large-scale producers known as rectifiers, who turned out a product more akin to neutral grain spirits than whiskey, then added adulterants like tobacco, caramel, oak shavings, and iodine as a shortcut to flavor and color.