Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Kentucky Straight (2020 Release), 49%

Price: $130 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

The 20th release of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, from 95 barrels filled in 2010 and aged 10 years. Light earthiness, dried herbs, and leather on the nose, with notes of black cherry and mint. The palate is surprisingly delicate, but rich with flavors of apple, blackberry, dark chocolate cake, mocha, butterscotch, and aged oak. More earthiness mixes with spice on the finish, followed by buttered pecans, chocolate syrup, caramel, and balanced oak.