Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 12 year old 1999, 49%

Price: $50.00 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: John Hansell

Rather bold (especially with the spice notes), with dark fruit (black raspberry jam, plum), citrus glaze, vibrant spice (vanilla, cinnamon, clove), a dusting of cocoa powder, polished leather, and pencil shavings, all on a bed of caramel. Long, spicy finish. A nice way to finish a rich, hearty meal, perhaps?