Old Forester

Birthday Bourbon

ABV 48.5%
REVIEWED Issue 126
Specifications
Brand: Old Forester
Expression: Birthday Bourbon
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 48.5%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 126
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Brown-Forman Distillery, 850 Dixie Highway/P.O. Box 1080, Louisville, KY, USA
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Pungent edgy citrus laced oak with hints of mandarin and orange followed by thick corn and light gingery spiced rye. The oak becomes monumentally thick but citrus keeps it fresh. Very impressive.
Palate: Slightly smoky with big, chunky oak. The citrus and alcohol balance and hints of corn, earth and spicy rye follow. The rye becomes herbal and the intensity is once again impressive.
Finish: Long and very spicy as the rye, blows through the oak and corn. Very earthy and lightly oiled after-taste.
Comment: This is seriously intense and seriously impressive!
9.0
Taster   Sara Smith
Nose: Revitalising – sweet, spiced caramel, roasted banana and menthol top notes. After a while, more of a rich, chocolate note appears.
Palate: Sweet caramel and vanilla, with banoffee, treacle, and a hint of black cherry afterwards. Smooth, but definite spice notes – cinnamon and nutmeg.
Finish: Finish: Long and bittersweet, with the smooth caramel from the palate drawing out to a lighter flavour of vanilla, custard, and a slight, herbal bitterness.
Comment: Perfect to sip neat after a meal, with its combination of a revitalising nose and array of sweet flavours.
8.0
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