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Old Forester is a brand of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation. It is officially the longest running Bourbon on the market today. It was first bottled and marketed in 1870 by the former pharmaceutical salesman turned bourbon-merchant George Garvin Brown. During the Prohibition period from 1920 to 1933, it was one of only 10 brands authorized for lawful production.

On June 8th this year, samplings from the distillery are paired with fine foods in the dining car, aboard this 2.5 hour train excursion on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Elegant dining in a grand style reminiscent of the Golden Age of railroading with delicious whiskey samples included. Chefs from The Exchange, in Duluth, will prepare unique menus onboard our Lake of the Isles dining car. Enjoy delicious cuisine and beautiful scenery along the Lakefront Line. Reservations are required.

Tickets also include the Silver Club Dome Car Lounge, where you can move to stretch your legs after dinner, and then have an after dinner beverage in the Dome Car.

All items include a one-ounce tasting, with additional and a full bar available for sale:

  • Prosciutto wrapped shrimp paired with Old Forester Signature
  • Mushroom Soup paired with Rye
  • Spinach strawberry pecan salad paired with “1870”
  • Chef carved pork loin with a Bourbon cherry compote paired with “1897”
  • Cheesecake with a whiskey caramel sauce paired with “1920”

All tickets $75. Include seats in the dining car, whiskey samplings, dinner, water/coffee. Cash bar will be available for additional purchases.

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Unfortunately due to the historic nature of this excursion, this is not yet a wheelchair accessible excursion. This is a 21+ event. Pets are not allowed on this excursion.