Old Forester

2016 Birthday Bourbon

ABV 48.5%
REVIEWED Issue 142
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Brand: Old Forester
Expression: 2016 Birthday Bourbon
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 48.5%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Cherries with a tomato or umami undertone. Vanilla and burnt toffee. Wood tannins show. Wafts of cranberries, cinnamon and lively coriander.
Palate: Chewy, dry texture. Sour cherries, cranberries, dates and lots of wood heat. Muscovado sugar, golden syrup, nutmeg and strawberry jam tarts.
Finish: Warming, with woody bitterness. Just enough play between the sweet and bitter notes.
Comment: A tasty tart of a Bourbon. Simple, deep and deliciously fruity flavours.
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Papaya, mango, peaches and nectarines. A healthy slug of vanilla. There’s something a bit green and funky in the background too – namely gherkin. The combination almost verges on synthetic.
Palate: Juicy, tropical and spicy. It reminds me of tropical-flavoured chewy sweets.
Finish: Numbing spice, a lick of pickled gherkins and pineapple on a medium finish.
Comment: Totally tropical taste (Lilt!).
Visit the distillery
Brown-Forman Distillery, 850 Dixie Highway/P.O. Box 1080, Louisville, KY, USA
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