Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon


Very Limited Bourbon Release - just arrived.

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Aged in oak since 1995 and bottled in 2008.
ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBON HITS SHELVES
"Founder’s Birthday Honored with “Belated” Birthday Bourbon
Louisville, KY - Old Forester has released this year’s expression of its Birthday Bourbon in honor of George Garvin Brown, the founder of Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon™. Launched six years ago to commemorate Brown’s Birthday on September 2, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is a premium, historically award-winning bourbon and a must-have for bourbon enthusiasts.
Due to the one-time release of Old Forester Repeal Bourbon along with complications with the glass supplier, this year’s version of Birthday Bourbon was delayed until now. The bourbon remains the same as it was intended to be released on September 2, having been stored in stainless steel tanks since its maturation several months ago.
“This year’s Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is crafted from a 62 barrel batch that was distilled and barreled in the late summer of 1995,” said Chris Morris, master distiller of Old Forester. “These barrels were entered on the sixth floor of Warehouse H on September 6, 1995. This is an upper floor location which builds heat in the summer months ensuring a robust, complex barrel character will develop. The result is a taste profile that is much more chewy in terms of rich fruit and caramel character than the 2007 and 2006 releases.”
Unlike the standard Old Forester, which is a blend of whisky from several different years, Birthday Bourbon is a vintage-dated bourbon, hand-selected by Morris from one specific day. The result is a one-of-a-kind character and flavor that will never be replicated again. Its unique decanter style glass bottle is a throwback to the late 1800’s when Old Forester was first produced."

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Some previous awards--
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon received these awards in 2007
American Whiskey of the Year --NYC WhiskeyFest
Top Ten Whiskies of the World--NYC WhiskeyFest
Gold Medal --San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon received these awards in 2006

Gold Medal --San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon received these awards in 2005

Double Gold Medal --San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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