New to Lukas Liquor Superstore
Old Forester 12 Year Birthday Bourbon KSBW
Barreled 2001 / Limited Edition Bottling 2013
America’s First Bottled Bourbon Honors Founder with Commemorative Small Batch 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.
Selected from a single day of production and handcrafted by Master Distiller Chris Morris, this limited edition small batch 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. Each bottle features the founder’s signature and the dates on which the bourbon was barreled and bottled.
“This year’s batch was selected for its robust presentation of flavors which showcase vanilla bean caramelized oak paired with deep layers of warming spices and a delicate nut character,” said Morris. “A rich aroma and a long, warm finish make this yet another 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.
The Old Forester 12 Year Birthday Bourbon KSBW is a limited edition release that will not last long. Lukas Liquor Superstore will not be taking phone, email or fax reservations for this whiskey and it will be an in store, no limit purchase item.
-Adam M England
Lukas Spirits Manager
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