The highly-anticipated release of Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon, the birthday of Old Forester’s founder George Garvin Brown, should be reaching store shelves by now.
The 2021 release is from 12-year-old barrels and presented at 104 proof. The batch is comprised of 119 barrels filled on April 16, 2009, and matured in Warehouse G. This year marks Old Forester’s 151st anniversary, making it the only bourbon brand with an uninterrupted history, sold by the same family company before, during and after Prohibition.
“Birthday Bourbon is a special release that not only commemorates the memory of George
Garvin Brown, but also celebrates the legacy that he built which continues to live on,” said Master Taster Jackie Zykan. “I’m honored to be able to share such a delicious offering to celebrate our founder’s milestones, and to be a part of raised glasses for special moments in the lives of our fans.”
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon will be available starting September 2nd at the retail shop at Old Forester Distilling Co. and nationwide in limited 750ml bottles. Additionally, this year there will not be an online release or any specialty tours at Old Forester Distillery for Birthday Bourbon.
The suggested retail price is $129.99.