Old Forester

Birthday Bourbon, 12 Years Old

ABV 47.5%
REVIEWED Issue 91
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Specifications
Brand: Old Forester
Expression: Birthday Bourbon, 12 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 47.5%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 91
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense, rich. Dried apricot, dates, sultanas. Old leather. Cooked damsonplums. Candied pineapple. Opening on crème brûlée.
Palate: Rich, with a refined viscosity. Damson plums again and spices. Nutmeg,cinnamon. A fungal touch. Oak is elegantly integrated.
Finish: Dry with a slight oaky grip but nothing unpleasant.
Comment: The nose of a cognac XO, the palate of an old bourbon. Absolutely enticingand full of class.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Intensely perfumed, all bubblegum and strawberry. Cherry phosphate,sandalwood, naphthalene, rose petal.
Palate: Dry start then comes citrus. Lemon all the way, even a touch of Fisherman'sFriends. Intense and clean. Solid and sweet, it glides along the tongueshowing great balance.
Finish: Fresh and zesty with a sudden reverse on the finish where the toffee returns.
Comment: Balanced and complex. Recommended.
8.3
Visit the distillery
Brown-Forman Distillery, 850 Dixie Highway/P.O. Box 1080, Louisville, KY, USA
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