96

Score

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, 1994 vintage, 47%

Price: $40.00 Issue: Spring 2008 Reviewer: John Hansell

A crisp, robust, very dynamic bourbon. Amber-orange marmalade color. Spicy, with notes of cinnamon, spearmint, and Earl Grey tea. The spice is balanced nicely by thick toffee, rhum agricole, caramel apple, and bright citrus, with a polished leather finish. There have been some great Birthday Bourbons, but I think this is the best one to date. A whiskey deserving classic status.