Sunday, September 12, 2010
Day 255 Drink: Old Forester 2010 Birthday Bourbon
Brown-Forman created Old Forester Birthday Bourbon eight years ago to mark the birthday of George Garvin Brown, the founder of the Louisville-based distiller and the Old Forester brand.
Unlike the standard Old Forester, which is made from Bourbon distilled during several different years, Birthday Bourbon is vintage-dated and selected by by Master Distiller Chris Morris from one specific day's production. The 2010 edition of Birthday Bourbon is bottled at 95 proof and was created from a 72-barrel batch that was put into barrels on October 24, 1997.
Old Forester 2010 Birthday Bourbon is a light amber gold color and has a pronounced sweet caramel and vanilla nose. The whiskey delivers a nice wood and almond character up front. Nice spice notes emerge and the Bourbon finishes with a pleasant maple note.