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Old Forester Plans National Sweepstakes For Its 2022 Birthday Bourbon

Old Forester’s founder, George Garvin Brown, was among the first to seal his whiskey, doing so in a glass bottle in 1870.

And to this day, to commemorate his birthday, Old Forester releases a limited edition, vintage-dated expression called the Birthday Bourbon.

The small-batch bourbon is hand selected by Old Forester’s Master Distiller Chris Morris. And this September 2nd marks the 22nd release of the Birthday Bourbon, which will look a little different than years past.

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2022
For the first time, Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon will be available to purchase through a week-long sweepstakes running from Aug. 24th through Aug. 31st. (image via Brown-Forman)

For the first time, Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon will be available to purchase through a week-long sweepstakes running from Aug. 24th through Aug. 31st.

A statement from the distiller notes that this will give whiskey enthusiasts nationwide an opportunity to win the right to purchase Old Forester’s most sought-after expression.

With the new policy in place, no Birthday Bourbon bottles will be sold at the distillery on Sept. 2nd. Instead, sweepstakes prize winners will be notified via email on Sept. 2nd.

“Birthday Bourbon holds a special place among Old Forester’s limited-releases, celebrating the legacy of the Brown family,” Morris said. “We’re excited to open up the opportunity for bourbon lovers all over the country to get their hands on this beloved bourbon.”

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 22nd edition tasting notes:

  • Color: Dark amber with orange highlights.
  • Aroma: Begins with caramelized orange peel and cherry fruit softened with vanilla bean, graham cracker atop rich layers of toasted and charred oak brightened with a touch of cedar.
  • Taste: Subtle fruit flavor transitions into sweet roasted coffee with hints of dark chocolate and a dash of cocoa with toasted and charred seasoned oak character.
  • Finish: Smooth and light with velvety coffee and mocha notes with lingering dark chocolate character.
  • Price: $149.99.

For more information on how to enter the sweepstakes and additional rules and regulations, check out www.oldforester.com.

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Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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