LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 expression of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has been released in honor of George Garvin Brown, the founder of Louisville-based Brown-Forman and Old Forester, America's First Bottled Bourbon™. Every year in September, Old Forester releases an expression of its highly-acclaimed bourbon to commemorate Brown's birthday and this year marks the tenth limited-edition release.
"This year's vintage release of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon was created from a 62-barrel batch, selected from a single day of production," said Chris Morris, Brown-Forman Master Distiller. "That day's spirit was matured in barrels crafted from Northern and Ozark white oak – yielding rich fruit notes and deep, dark char characteristics. The barrels were stored in warehouses H and I, 1st and 6th floors, respectively. These locations exposed the barrels to extremes of heat and cool, resulting in a rich, complex maturation profile."
Handcrafted by Master Distiller Chris Morris, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is vintage-dated – offering a one-of-a-kind character and flavor profile that will never be replicated. Its unique decanter style glass bottle is a throwback to the late 1800's when Old Forester was first produced. Old Forester is the only bourbon still in existence today that was produced before, during and after Prohibition by its original distiller. No other bourbon brand sold in the U.S. today can make that claim.
Since its introduction in 2002, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has received unprecedented acclaim and has collected honors from USA Today, Malt Advocate, Whisky Magazine, Spirit Journal, and Sante. A favorite among critics, Old Forester Birthday Bourbons have taken home gold from numerous tasting competitions including a gold medal in the 2005, 2006 & 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The 2007 expression was also named American Whiskey of the Year at Malt Advocate WhiskyFest New York.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, a Brown-Forman product, has a suggested retail price of $49.99 and is sold at most liquor stores with a wide and varied range of bourbons. The 2011 edition of Birthday Bourbon is bottled at 98 proof.
About Old Forester Bourbon
George Garvin Brown was the founder of Old Forester Bourbon Whisky and Brown-Forman Corporation. Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel's, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Tequila Herradura, el Jimador Tequila, Canadian Mist, Woodford Reserve, and Korbel California Champagnes.
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