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New Limited Release at Lukas Liquor Superstore
America’s First Bottled Bourbon
For more than 140 years, Old Forester has been crafted using the time-honored methods established by George Garvin Brown, the founder of Louisville-based Brown-Forman and Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon. To commemorate Mr. Brown’s September 2nd birthday, Old Forester annually releases an expression of its highly-acclaimed bourbon and this year marks the 12th limited edition release.
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 now available for bourbon connoisseur’s just in time for the holiday season.
“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.”
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, Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Wine Enthusiast, and Santé. A favorite among critics, Old Forester Birthday Bourbons have taken home gold from numerous tasting competitions including “BEST BOURBON, Double Gold Medal” in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as “Gold” medals in the 2005, 2006 & 2007 competitions. The 2012 expression received a 95 rating and was given the “Ultimate Recommendation” in the 2013 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. The 2007 expression was also named American Whiskey of the Year at Malt Advocate WhiskyFest New York.
Aged/Matured 12 Years
48.5% ABV (97 Proof)
2014 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Tasting Notes
Nose: Creamy, soft vanilla bean, cinnamon spice and maple syrup, with a touch of candied orange peel.
Aroma: Rich and elegant, with sweet notes of caramelized orange peel, honeysuckle, vanilla, marzipan and toasted marshmallow oak
Taste: Slightly drying at the start, opens into a sweet, creamy, oak led, complex flavor, with a caramelized citrus note.
Finish: Warming on the palate with a yeasty, cake-like mouth feel.
First come, first serve, in-store only release
No reservations of any kind allowed (Phone or Email)
Limit one bottle per person, per day (until product is completely sold out)
-Adam M England
Lukas Spirits Manager
Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.