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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Sprouts Its 2014 Edition

2014_OFBB_BottleMockupThe Old Forester bourbon brand from Brown Forman Distilling out of Louisville, Kentucky is back yet again with its yearly limited edition Birthday Bourbon. In its 13th incarnation now, it is pricing for around $60 a bottle.

The 2014 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, according to the distillery, was crafted to celebrate the September 2 birthday of its founder George Garvin Brown. Each release of it is selected from a single day of production and handcrafted, which offers it “a one-of-a-kind character and flavor profile that will never be replicated.” It is bottled into a special decanter style glass container which features the founder’s signature and the dates on which the bourbon was barreled and bottled.

Tasting notes per Brown Forman for this release, bottled at 97 proof, are below.

Nose: Creamy, soft vanilla bean, cinnamon spice and maple syrup, with a touch of candied orange peel.

Taste: Slightly drying at the start, opens into a sweet, creamy, oak led, complex flavor, with a caramelized citrus note.

Finish: Warming on the palate with a yeasty, cake-like mouth feel.

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.

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