Frequently Asked Birthday Bourbon Questions
We are very excited about another year celebrating our founder, George Garvin Brown, on his birthday with Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. Our celebration will look different from years past, so we have put together some FAQs to help. Feel free to reach out to us if we do not answer all of your questions.
There will be no in-store distillery release this year. In an effort to give more fans across the country an opportunity to purchase Birthday Bourbon, our distillery release will be available through sweepstakes only. See below for more details.
What day is Old Forester Birthday Bourbon released?
This year, 2022 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon distillery release is available for purchase through sweepstakes. The 2022 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Sweepstakes is now closed.
Potential Winners (must be 21+) will be notified after September 2nd. If selected, you will have the opportunity to purchase (1) bottle of the 2022 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon at Old Forester Distillery in Louisville, KY. Must collect prize at Old Forester Distillery in Louisville, KY during designated time frame. See full terms and conditions.
There will be no in-store distillery release on September 2. Please do not make plans to travel to the distillery in anticipation of purchasing a bottle. There will be none on-site.
Will there be additional chances to purchase bottles of the 2022 Birthday Bourbon outside of this sweepstakes?
The distillery will have additional opportunities to purchase. Future releases will be “on random days and at random times” and may be in the form of a gift shop release or in conjunction with select tastings or tours. Additional opportunities to purchase will not be announced in advance.
Can I reserve a bottle?
Bottles cannot be reserved in advance.
Is my bottle free if I “win”?
No. Potential Winners will be given the opportunity to purchase (1) bottle of the 2022 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon at Old Forester Distillery in Louisville, KY.
Can someone else pick up my bottle if I can not?
No. Only the person who is selected in the sweepstakes is permitted to purchase and pick-up a bottle of 2022 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. See full terms and conditions for more information.
If I am selected, what can I expect when I come to purchase my bottle at the distillery?
When arriving at the distillery, you will be required to show your government issued ID with proof of age, as well as, credit card with the same name shown on the ID. Cash will not be accepted. The email address must also match your ID and credit card.
What if I cannot purchase my bottle during the “Purchase Window”?
Unclaimed bottles will be returned to the distillery and may be released at a later time. Pick-up extensions will not be granted and there will not be a “waitlist” created for unclaimed bottles.