Monday, September 08, 2014


For more than 140 years, Old Forester has been crafted using the time-honoured methods established by George Garvin Brown, the founder of Louisville-based Brown-Forman and Old Forester, America's First Bottled Bourbon.

To commemorate Mr Brown's September 2nd birthday, Old Forester annually releases an expression of its highly-acclaimed bourbon and this year marks the 13th limited edition release.

Old Forester (2014) 13th Edition Birthday Bourbon

Commenting on the release, Chris Morris, Brown-Forman Master Distiller said: "Old Forester is the only bourbon still in existence today that was produced before, during and after Prohibition by its original distiller. This year's selection evokes a creamy, soft vanilla bean character, with flavors of cinnamon spice, maple syrup and citrus," Morris said. "The complex flavor and warm finish with just a hint of sweetness make this year's batch a must-have release."

Since its introduction in 2002, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has received unprecedented acclaim and has collected honours from USA Today, Malt Advocate, Whisky Magazine, Spirit Journal, Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Wine Enthusiast.

A favourite among critics, Old Forester Birthday Bourbons have taken home gold from numerous tasting competitions including "Best Bourbon, Double Gold Medal" in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as "Gold" medals in the 2005, 2006 & 2007 competitions. The 2012 expression received a 95 rating and was given the "Ultimate Recommendation" in the 2013 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. The 2007 expression was also named American Whiskey of the Year at Malt Advocate Whisky Fest New York.

The 2014 bottling is the 13th limited edition and it was selected from a single day of production and is vintage-dated. Bottled at 48.5 ABV, the Birthday Bourbon will retail for around $60 and is scheduled to be available from all major spirits specialists in the US.
Source: Brown-Foreman