Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2020
Old Forester // Kentucky, USA
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2020 is set to be released on September 2, 2020. In addition to this date marking the birthday of founder George Garvin Brown, this year also marks the 150th anniversary of the brand's founding in 1870. For this release, 95 barrels were selected by master distiller Chris Morris and master taster Jackie Zykan. The bourbon was barreled on June 5, 2010 and aged for 10 years. This is the third Old Forester Birthday Bourbon to be bottled at Old Forester Distilling Co. on Louisville's Whiskey Row. Bottled at 98 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"If you can bear it, allow this bourbon to open up in your glass before you begin to taste. Then keep nosing every few minutes or so and see the notes keep multiplying as time passes. Along with a healthy dose of oak, breakfast foods come to mind like oatmeal with brown sugar and apples; maple syrup and pancakes; and bacon and buttered toast. There's even a touch of cherry fruit here. As you taste, warm barrel spices come through which marries well with the aforementioned sweet notes. A nice bittersweet and savory finish is found with a bit of char smoke wrapping it all up. Another enjoyable Birthday Bourbon from Old Forester. "