Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - (UB Collection,Finalist,Tried & True Award)- Bright orange, bronze color. Fragrance is of burnt match, sulphur, espresso in the first inhalations then the bouquet unfolds in stages of breakfast cereal, oatmeal, toasted bread, hominy, wet hay aromas that while disparate really work well. Taste phase is warming, bordering on fiery, but tightly controlled, semisweet, peppery, spicy. Lots happening here from start to long, charred finish. (Apr 2016)
Unlike the standard Old Forester, which is a batch of whisky from several different years, Birthday Bourbon is a vintage-dated bourbon, hand-selected by Master Distiller, Chris Morris, from one specific day of production. The result is a one-of-a-kind character and flavor that will never be replicated again.
The unique, decanter style glass bottle is a throwback to the late 1800’s when Old Forester was first produced. Old Forester is the only bourbon still in existence today that was produced before, during and after Prohibition by its original distiller. No other bourbon brand sold in the U.S. today can make that claim.
Since its introduction in 2002, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has received unprecedented acclaim and has collected honors from USA Today, Malt Advocate, Whisky Magazine, Spirit Journal, and Sante. A favorite among critics, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has taken home gold from numerous tasting competitions including a gold medal in the 2005, 2006 & 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The 2007 expression was also named American Whiskey of the Year at Malt Advocate WhiskyFest New York.