Every year in September, Old Forester Bourbon Whisky releases an expression of its highly-acclaimed bourbon to commemorate founder George Garvin Brown‘s birthday and this year marks the 11th limited-edition release.
This year’s vintage release of Old Forester is crafted from an 82 barrel batch, selected from a single day of production. That day’s mash bill had 2% extra malt added to the fermenter resulting in the creation of a more nutty spirit,” said Chris Morris, Brown-Forman Master Distiller. “Once barreled the bourbon was ricked on the fourth floor in warehouses H and I where it experienced a balanced maturation environment. There the angels’ share resulted in low barrel yields and therefore intense barrel flavor concentration.”
Handcrafted by Master Distiller Chris Morris, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is vintage-dated – offering a one -of-a-kind character and flavor profile that will never be replicated. Its unique decanter style glass bottle is a throwback to the late 1800’s when Old Forester was first produced. Old Forester is the only bourbon still in existence today that was produced before, during and after Prohibition by its original distiller.
“The 2012 Birthday Bourbon expression is full of ripe fruit character with oak sweetness, warming spices and almond nuttiness,” said Morris. “A rich aroma and a long, warm finish make this yet another must-have release.”
Old Forester Bourbon Whisky and Brown-Forman Corporation produces fine quality alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Tequila Herradura, el Jimador Tequila, Canadian Mist, Woodford Reserve, and Korbel California Champagnes.