Old Forester releases annual Birthday Bourbon

jpatton1@herald-leader.comSeptember 2, 2014 

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In honor of founder George Garvin Brown, Brown-Forman released its annual Old Forester Birthday Bourbon on Tuesday.

The 2014 edition is the 13th limited edition; it was selected from a single day of production and is vintage-dated. Bottled at 97 proof, the Birthday Bourbon is about $60 and is scheduled to be available at most liquor stores.

"Old Forester is the only bourbon still in existence today that was produced before, during and after Prohibition by its original distiller," said Chris Morris, Brown-Forman master distiller.

"This year's selection evokes a creamy, soft vanilla bean character, with flavors of cinnamon spice, maple syrup and citrus," Morris said. "The complex flavor and warm finish with just a hint of sweetness make this year's batch a must-have release."

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