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Old Forester 2009 Birthday Bourbon 1997 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Forester 2009 Birthday Bourbon 1997 12 Years Old

Brand
Old Forester
Expression
2009 Birthday Bourbon 1997 12 Years Old
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
12 years old
Abv
48.50%
Vintage
1997
Produced at
Early Times Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.oldforester.com

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Perfumy. Again vetiver, galangal, sandalwood. Opening on chocolate. Rich, dense, complex. Has hints of fading rose.
Palate
Crisp and dry. Immediate oak but integrated with dried fruit. Dates, sultanas. Chocolate toffee. Caramelised apples.
Finish
Dry, slightly astringent.
Comment
Another bourbon? A bit austere but elegant and complex. I found more pleasure on nosing than tasting.

Rob Allanson

83
Nose
Heavily perfumed with dark treacle notes, burnt sugars. Some floral notes. A dry almost bitter wood note.
Palate
That oaky note comes through but there is a herbal edge as well, almost mint. Those treacle notes and more bittersweet wood notes simply add to the layers.
Finish
Dry and herbal.
Comment
Different for a bourbon in a good balanced way. One for late night nightcaps.
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