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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

Brand
Old Forester
Expression
Birthday Bourbon
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
48.50%
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.oldforester.com
Availability
USA

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Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Pungent edgy citrus laced oak with hints of mandarin and orange followed by thick corn and light gingery spiced rye. The oak becomes monumentally thick but citrus keeps it fresh. Very impressive.
Palate
Slightly smoky with big, chunky oak. The citrus and alcohol balance and hints of corn, earth and spicy rye follow. The rye becomes herbal and the intensity is once again impressive.
Finish
Long and very spicy as the rye, blows through the oak and corn. Very earthy and lightly oiled after-taste.
Comment
This is seriously intense and seriously impressive!

Sara Smith

80
Nose
Revitalising – sweet, spiced caramel, roasted banana and menthol top notes. After a while, more of a rich, chocolate note appears.
Palate
Sweet caramel and vanilla, with banoffee, treacle, and a hint of black cherry afterwards. Smooth, but definite spice notes – cinnamon and nutmeg.
Finish
Finish: Long and bittersweet, with the smooth caramel from the palate drawing out to a lighter flavour of vanilla, custard, and a slight, herbal bitterness.
Comment
Perfect to sip neat after a meal, with its combination of a revitalising nose and array of sweet flavours.
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