Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2016
The 2016 Birthday Bourbon barrel selection commemorates the 15th anniversary of the first-ever release. Unlike various previous selections, where barrels were drawn from different warehouses and/or floors and locations within a warehouse, the 2016 release has uniquely matured together on the same floor within the same warehouse. This year, all of the bourbon matured in a very warm location, giving it a deep, rich oak forward personality.
Deep reddish umber. Complex and cinnamon wood spiced with nutty chocolate, dark caramel and rich oak notes all brightened with a dash of crisp citrus fruit. Mulled spice sweetness and fruity with bright citrus peel highlights. Long and warm with mulled fruit character lingering on.