In the 19th century, bourbon was sold by the barrel rather than by the bottle. This changed in 1870, when Old Forester launched a range in sealed glass bottles to ensure the quality of the whiskey. This Forester 1870 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky was bottled for export in 1994. It does not bear the world ‘Old’ on the label, which is rarely seen. It was imported to Italy by Alessandro Martini. Yes, that’s the company behind the famous vermouth brand indeed, which also started in the mid 1800s.