Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon whisky Birthday 2016 was drawn from 12 year old barrels from different warehouses and floors. A total of 120 barrels; 93 barrels matured together on the 4th floor of G warehouse, yielding an extremely spice forward expression. The remaining 27 barrels matured together on the 5th floor of K warehouse contributing a rounding sweetness to the blend. Several barrels from both lots basked in the sun, highlighting the effects of maturation along an external wall.
Old Forester 2016 Birthday Bourbon Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose: Burnt caramel, sweet vanilla, and a hint of spice come forward against a backdrop of seasoned oak. It’s a notably delightful aroma, creating a welcoming introduction that entices deeper exploration.
Palate: Charred oak and a healthy dose of spice hit first. They’re followed by chocolate, as the bourbon coats the insides of my mouth. As it lingers, there’s a trace of dark fruit, but it’s hidden well behind the initial flavors.
Finish: It ends with a nice long finish as chocolate, spice, and charred oak taper off.
Heaven Hill Distillery has been family owned and operated since they were founded in 1935. That’s why they’re able to preserve their heritage and pursue the kind of quality that keeps the family legacy alive. mpered heat up front, a nice amount of oak interweaves with a rich syrupy flavoring sprinkled with brown sugar, and a lingering subtle oak taste that lingers for a while.
Heaven Hill Distillery is 66 family owned and operated since they were founded in 1935. That’s why they’re able to preserve their heritage and pursue the kind of quality that keeps the family legacy alive.