Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2015
Old Forester // Kentucky, USA
Since 2002, each year Old Forester has released a limited edition, 12 year-old bourbon on September 2nd, the birthday of founder George Garvin Brown, this one vintage dated June 13, 2003. What distinguishes this release from others is that all the barrels were selected from the same part of the warehouse (instead of selections from a range of locations), near the windows and a heat duct, exposing the whiskey to higher temperatures and concentration of wood influences.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The intensity of flavors is certainly robust, but also well balanced. It is noticeably sweeter and more roasted than previous releases, however a fair measure of spice, tobacco and leather ground that caramel/brown sugar/breakfast cereal sweetness so it's not too cloying. The heat of the proof also helps it along - imparting a pleasant, tingly burn as it goes down. Happy birthday, George Garvin Brown!"