Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, 2010 releaseSeptember 14th, 2010
This year’s release of Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon, a 12 year old from 1997, will (hopefully) be heading to a retailer near you soon. This one is pretty spicy, but I like it!
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, 1997 Vintage, 12 year old, 47.5%, $50
Big and spicy, but contrasted by layers of sweetness. Vibrant dried spice (warming cinnamon, crisp mint, nutmeg, cigar box), caramel, nougat, hint of chocolate fudge laced with coconut, black raspberry and dried citrus. Very warming on the finish, with a nice resinous grip without being over-oaked. A very dynamic whiskey.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 91