Old Forester 2017 Birthday Bourbon
The 2017 Birthday Bourbon barrel selection was drawn from different warehouses and floors. 93 barrels matured together on the 4th floor of G warehouse, and were extremely spice forward. 27 barrels matured together on the 5th floor of K warehouse and contributed rounding sweetness to the blend. Quite a few barrels basked in the sun from both of these lots, showcasing the effects of maturation along an external wall.
Bright golden honey. Sweet toasted oak and black pepper with a heavy suggestion of orange oil and toffee.
Oak spice and charred black pepper dominate over a subtle core of chocolate custard and kola nut.
Spicy perimeter mouthfeel that slowly cascades off revealing floral undertones and cocoa powder.