Old Forester

Birthday Bourbon, 1997, 12 Years Old

ABV 48.5%
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Brand: Old Forester
Expression: Birthday Bourbon, 1997, 12 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2009
ABV: 48.5%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 85
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Heavily perfumed with dark treacle notes, burnt sugars. Some floral notes.A dry almost bitter wood note.
Palate: That oaky note comes through but there is a herbal edge as well, almostmint. Those treacle notes and more bittersweet wood notes simply addto the layers.
Finish: Dry and herbal.
Comment: Different for a bourbon in a good balanced way. One forlate night nightcaps.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Perfumy. Again vetiver, galangal, sandalwood. Opening on chocolate.Rich, dense, complex. Has hints of fading rose.
Palate: Crisp and dry. Immediate oak but integrated with dried fruit. Dates,sultanas. Chocolate toffee. Caramelised apples.
Finish: Dry, slightly astringent.
Comment: Another bourbon? A bit austere but elegant and complex. I found morepleasure on nosing than tasting.
Visit the distillery
Brown-Forman Distillery, 850 Dixie Highway/P.O. Box 1080, Louisville, KY, USA
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