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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
Age
12 years old
Abv
47.50%
Produced at
Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide
Availability
Limited

Dave Broom

83
Nose
Intensely perfumed, all bubblegum and strawberry. Cherry phosphate, sandalwood, naphthalene, rose petal.
Palate
Dry start then comes citrus. Lemon all the way, even a touch of Fisherman's Friends. Intense and clean. Solid and sweet, it glides along the tongue showing great balance.
Finish
Fresh and zesty with a sudden reverse on the finish where the toffee returns.
Comment
Balanced and complex. Recommended.

Martine Nouet

88
Nose
Intense, rich. Dried apricot, dates, sultanas. Old leather. Cooked damson plums. Candied pineapple. Opening on crème brûlée.
Palate
Rich, with a refined viscosity. Damson plums again and spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon. A fungal touch. Oak is elegantly integrated.
Finish
Dry with a slight oaky grip but nothing unpleasant.
Comment
The nose of a cognac XO, the palate of an old bourbon. Absolutely enticing and full of class.
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