Bourbon Thoughts: Old Forester 2016 Birthday Bourbon

2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

The 2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is bottled from 93 barrels distilled on July 4th, 2004. The master distiller of Brown-Forman, Chris Morris, hand-picked the barrels with Old Forester brand representative Jackie Zykan.  Ultimately a little over 14,000 bottles were aged for 12 years and bottled at 48.5% abv.

The nose is very delicate with spicy and fruity notes.  The taste is quite fruity and pleasant with a balance drier finish.  Put it all together and it is a really well balanced, delicious bourbon.  If you can track down a bottle, I highly recommend it.

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