Old Forester has released this year’s expression of its Birthday Bourbon in honor of George Garvin Brown, the founder of Louisville-based Brown-Forman and Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon. Unlike the standard Old Forester, which is a blend of whisky from several different years, Birthday Bourbon is a vintage-dated bourbon, hand-selected by Morris from one specific day of production. The result is a one-of-a-kind character and flavor that will never be replicated again. Its unique decanter style glass bottle is a throwback to the late 1800’s when Old Forester was first produced.
Each year on September 2nd – in honor of their founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday – Old Forester releases a limited-edition, 12-year old vintage-dated expression. Each bottle features the founder’s signature and the year in which the bourbon was barreled and bottled. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has become a must-have for bourbon enthusiasts who want to experience the ultimate in rare handcrafted bourbon. Since its introduction in 2002, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has received unprecedented acclaim, with an impressive collection of national and international whisky honors.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2016
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Limited Edition. The 2016 release is composed of 93
barrels, resulting in a total of 14,400 bottles being released.
This 2016 is the largest release of Birthday Bourbon ever.
The bourbon was originally barreled on June 4, 2004 and aged for 12 years on the
5th floor of Warehouse K.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2017
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Limited Edition. A total of 120 barrels; 93 barrels matured
together on the 4th floor of G warehouse.
Barreled on May 27, 2005 – Old Forester 2017 Birthday
Bourbon is offered at 96 and 95.4 Proof.
TASTING NOTES 2016 BIRTHDAY BOURBON – 100 PROOF
The front palate gets a dose of banana and nuts- almost like a nut bread. But a
peppery rye spice laced with lemon citrus hits the mid palate with dark fruits
like black cherries and prunes. A trailing underlying current of oak and baking
spices gives way to notes of semi-sweet baking cocoa.
TASTING NOTES 2017 BIRTHDAY BOURBON
Deep reddish amber. Complex and cinnamon wood spiced with nutty chocolate,
dark caramel and rich oak notes all brightened with a dash of crisp citrus
fruit. Mulled spice sweetness and fruity with bright citrus peel highlights.
Long and warm finish with mulled fruit character lingering on.