Birthday Bourbon

2017 Birthday Bourbon

The 2017 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon was drawn from 12 year old barrels from different warehouses and floors. A total of 120 barrels; 93 barrels matured together on the 4th floor of G warehouse, yielding an extremely spice forward expression. The remaining 27 barrels matured together on the 5th floor of K warehouse contributing a rounding sweetness to the blend. Several barrels from both lots basked in the sun, highlighting the effects of maturation along an external wall.

Barreled on May 27, 2005 – Old Forester 2017 Birthday Bourbon is offered at 96 and 95.4 Proof.

2017 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

Tasting Notes


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.

2017 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon


Gold Medal


Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017

Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation

Whiskies of the World Awards 2016

Gold Medal