Indulge in the exquisite tradition of Old Forester with the highly anticipated 2023 Birthday Bourbon release. This annual offering presents a remarkable opportunity for aficionados to savor a glimpse of bourbon history that has matured gracefully over a decade. Capturing the essence of Old Forester’s legacy, this year’s 12-year-old edition pays homage to the enduring spirit of George Garvin Brown.
Crafted from the contents of 103 barrels, meticulously filled on May 5, 2011, and aged on Warehouse I’s fifth floor, this bourbon epitomizes the artistry of time. At a refined 96 Proof, the 2023 Birthday Bourbon is a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence.
Upon pouring, the rich aged leather hue captivates the eye, foreshadowing the sensory journey ahead. The aroma dances with vibrant candied citrus and delicate floral notes, seamlessly transitioning into deep turbinado sugar and the comforting embrace of roasted coffee beans. Subtle hints of cedar and charred oak weave into the fragrance, rounding out a complex olfactory experience.
The tasting experience is equally enchanting, as the first sip reveals a harmonious interplay between subtle citrus nuances and the robust embrace of dark honey and molasses. The enduring influence of charred oak infuses the palate, imparting depth and character to each sip. The grand finale, a dry and toasty oaked caramel finish, lingers with bittersweet tannins, leaving an indelible memory of this extraordinary bourbon.
Elevate your whiskey collection with the 2023 Birthday Bourbon, an embodiment of tradition, expertise, and the timeless legacy of Old Forester.