OLD FORESTER Birthday Bourbon 750ml bottle: LOUISVILLE, Ky., – The highly anticipated release of Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon will be available on September 2, the birthday of Old Forester’s founder George Garvin Brown.
The 2021 release is from 12-year-old barrels and presented at 104 proof. The batch is comprised of 119 barrels filled on April 16, 2009, and matured in Warehouse G. This year marks Old Forester’s 151st anniversary, making it the only bourbon brand with an uninterrupted history, sold by the same family company before, during and after Prohibition.
Old Forester Celebrates Founder George Garvin Brown’s Birthday with 21st Iteration of Birthday Bourbon on September 2
“Birthday Bourbon is a special release that not only commemorates the memory of George Garvin Brown but also celebrates. The legacy that he built which continues to live on,” said Master Taster Jackie Zykan. “I’m honored to be able to share such a delicious offering to celebrate our founder’s milestones, and to be a part of raised glasses for special moments in the lives of our fans.”
Notes OLD FORESTER Birthday Bourbon 750ml bottle:
Color: Golden Citrine
Aroma: A beautiful symphony of berry and dessert components. Red raspberry preserves join plump, juicy blackberries, and dried strawberries to set the tone, nestled in a bed of dried herbs and balanced with vanilla creme brulee, subtle pecan, rich maple syrup, and cocoa.
Taste: Rich and inviting, the velvety mouthfeel carries notes of buttery caramel, burnt sugar, and a touch of fresh baked Linzer cookie. This silky palate quickly awakens into a bright, peppery, peripheral spice.
Finish: Lengthy and warm with a subtle dryness. Subdued notes of chocolate, raisin, and cool herbs linger in the shadow of stark oak spice.
For 151 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Slane, and Fords Gin. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by over 4,800 employees and are sold in more than 170 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit https://www.brown-forman.com/.
About Old Forester Bourbon:
Old Forester is Brown-Forman’s founding brand, founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown. Brown believed Old Forester was so pure and consistent that he sealed it, signed it, and pledged, “There is nothing better in the market.”
Please sip responsibly.
OLD FORESTER Birthday Bourbon 22nd iteration of its limited-edition, vintage-dated created in celebration of founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday. This year marks the 152nd year of the company he began in 1870.
The 2022 Birthday Bourbon is presented at 96 proof. After showing exceptionally unique character during a tasting panel, the 11-year-old barrels were chosen specifically for Birthday Bourbon. The full allotment of the product represents one day’s production of Old Forester.
AROMA of OLD FORESTER Birthday Bourbon
Begins with caramelized orange peel and cherry fruit softened with vanilla bean, and graham cracker atop rich layers of toasted and charred oak brightened with a touch of cedar.
Subtle fruit flavor transitions into sweet roasted coffee with hints of dark chocolate and a dash of cocoa with toasted and charred seasoned oak character.
Smooth and light with velvety coffee and mocha notes with lingering dark chocolate character.