This lot of barrels was distilled and barreled one week prior to the 2005 Birthday Bourbon, but was matured for one additional year in the same exact warehouse location. The vintage was presented at the same proof as our 2005, allowing Birthday Bourbon fans to compare and contrast the flavors. While they both exhibit classic the Old Forester taste profile, this expression is naturally spiced with a cool, refreshing hint of spearmint.
Brownish orange – like a fine cognac. Very sweet and powerful with strong vanilla and caramel toffee like notes layering over hints of orange peel and tea leaves.
Nice balance of oak opens with a hint of spearmint in the depths. Sweet and cool with hints of tea, mint and ripe apple fruit.
Clean, fruity and a tea-like note.