Old Forester 2009 Birthday Bourbon
More Top Bourbons
A typical bottle of Old Forester Bourbon contains whiskey from a number of different years. But their Birthday Bourbon is actually vintage-dated, like a bottle of fine wine. In fact, the bourbon is all from one specific day of production, making this beverage impossible to duplicate. This particular year's model was distilled in the spring of 1997, aged for a dozen years in oak, and then bottled in 2009. There is brown sugar on the nose, and oak and plenty of alcohol on the palate of this 97-proof dynamo. This potent potable marks the kind of birthday where cigars are lit, not just candles. Also like wine, we recommend letting this open up a bit before sipping.