Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2019
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Raided Score: 91 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: A lengthy finish hits with some heat up front, showcasing menthol, tannic oak, cedar, barrel char, cinnamon, and still more vanilla. Read Full Review Raided Score: 93 Publication: WhiskyCast Excerpt: The finish is long, slightly astringent, and subtle. Excellent! Read Full Review Raided Score: 91 Publication: Breaking Bourbon Excerpt: All around it’s a Birthday Bourbon edition that you’ll not only want to seek out, but make sure that you open up to enjoy. It would be a shame to keep collecting dust on a shelf as the whiskey waiting inside is well worth enjoying while you can. Read Full Review Raided Score: 93 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: The lengthy finish draws out cola, dark chocolate, leather, and pepper. Sip slowly; it continues to evolve in the glass. Read Full Review Raided Score: 96 Publication: The Whiskey Wash Excerpt: I enjoyed the higher proof, resulting in a bolder flavor profile. It is certainly a sipper, especially as your palate grows accustomed to the bolder flavors and other nuances emerge. Read Full Review Raided Score: 91 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: While it’s unabashedly, aggressively sweet, the whiskey has enough dusky spice and earthiness to it to bring it out of the sugar bowl, at least for a little bit. The finish makes me think of a sweet tea… but, hey, not too sweet. Read Full Review Raided Score: 85 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: This is pretty nice - certainly the best I’ve had in a long time from the Birthday Bourbon line. Read Full Review
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This is an annual release from Old Forester in their Limited Expression line. Aged for 11 years, 120 barrels were distilled on Mar 15, 2008 and bottled in 2019.
Sweet cream, rich cherry and strawberry. Pungent pipe tobacco. Passion fruit, vanilla bean and werthers caramel. Nice oaky note.
Rich banana fosters, medium mouth feel. Some heat, honey, cherry and toffee. Excellent oak structure.
Short to medium in length, nice oak here with cocoa, toffee and strawberry. Bit of heat, but not bad.
This is pretty nice - certainly the best I’ve had in a long time from the Birthday Bourbon line.
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