Old Forester

Birthday Bourbon, 2013

ABV 49%
REVIEWED Issue 116
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Brand: Old Forester
Expression: Birthday Bourbon, 2013
Type: USA Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2013
ABV: 49%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich, intense. Lots of wood aromas. Cedarwood, sandalwood. Waxed oak floor. Heady flowers, hyacinth. Rich toffee. A touch of truffle. Elegant and complex. Really seductive. Opening on nutty and chocolate notes. Praline.
Palate: Silky. The same oaky richness mingling with sweet toffee. Caramelised apples. Liquorice and aniseed.
Finish: Lingering with an elegant astringency.
Comment: Great balance, enticing aromatic profile. A superb old Bourbon. I prefer it neat.
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: A lovely perfumed sweetness balanced with sandalwood. Spun sugar baskets filled with red fruits, strawberries. Cinnamon syrup and birthday cake candles.
Palate: Hugely mouthfilling. Strawberry ice cream in the cone and crisp lime juice. A slight solvent note lurks in the background. Warm deck chair woodiness.
Finish: A very rich texture which is sharpened with a new woody astringency.
Comment: Once again, out of my comfort zone but really enjoyed the richness.
Visit the distillery
Brown-Forman Distillery, 850 Dixie Highway/P.O. Box 1080, Louisville, KY, USA
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