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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2021

Old Forester Distilling Co. tells all about 21st edition of the brand’s beloved Birthday Bourbon.   

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.  

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon will be available starting September 2nd at the retail shop at Old Forester Distilling Co. and nationwide for $129.99 in limited 750ml bottles. 

About the 2021 Release

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, we’ve composed a bold and compelling offering which showcases the unique fruit-forward side of Old Forester,” Master Taster Jackie Zykan tells “Playful berry undertones with summery dessert notes balance out to our flagship spice finish while taking sippers on a textural journey from velvety to dry mouthfeel.” always reviews the release. Here is a 2019 interview that Bourbon expert Tom Fischer did with Jackie Zykan as he was among the first to taste it below. 

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is a vintage-dated bourbon, hand-selected from one specific day of production and released each year on September 2nd to celebrate the birthday of Old Forester founder George Garvin Brown. This year’s release is a rare, handcrafted bourbon with one-of-a-kind character and flavor that can never be replicated. 

Since Birthday Bourbon’s introduction in 2002, the bourbon has ranged in age from 9-14 years old, with proofs from 90 to 105.   



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