Old Forester Birthday Bourbon (2013 Edition) 12 year old, 49%

Price: $55 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: John Hansell

A delicious base of creamy vanilla and rich caramel, complemented by tropical fruit (coconut, pineapple, ripe mango), golden raisin, and raspberry preserve, and jazzed up with spice (cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg). Polished oak on the finish. The flavors are nicely integrated. My favorite of the last several annual releases.