Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2013
Old Forester // Kentucky, USA
Old Forester is the longest running bourbon in production and in 2002 they introduced the Birthday Bourbon to the public. Released every year on or around September 2nd to coincide with George Brown's birthday this rye-focused bourbon has more than just a shared mash bill when it comes to the similarities with its close cousin Woodford Reserve.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The aroma screams of astringents and wood. It's a lot like walking into your dad's wood workshop as a kid. Once it opens a little you start to get notes of cherry, chocolate and banana. The palate is quite a bit smoother than the nose with layers of molasses, vanilla and dark roast coffee. The finish continues with coffee, vanilla and butterscotch candies."