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    Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    I have only tried the regular O.F. 100 proof, and 86 proof. Recently I noticed a few bottles of Birthday Bourbon in a small store. I think they were from the 1990s, but I can't remember exactley which year. I recall that the realeases are all different, and opinions were all over the place. I think the price was just a bit over $30. What do you guys think?

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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    Buy it, drink some, note the year and post some tasting notes.

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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    Buy it, drink some, note the year and post some tasting notes.
    Yep and you can do some searching, as prior comments will be closer to when they were released...here is the first post from 2002 on the first release in 2002 http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...rthday+bourbon

    And as always, regardless of what others think your mileage may vary.
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    I have a bottle.of 2010 that I just haven't been able to get into. It's like an equalizer with the bass and treble cranked and everything else turned down. There's a strong sweetness on one end and a spicy kick on the other with little between to balance, so they clash. Others have enjoyed this one, though, and I understand that they're all different so give it a shot.
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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    I had a bottle of 2011. I don't know, it just didn't really stand out to me. Not bad at all, just not really remarkable. Maybe I'll revisit it later to see if my mind has changed.

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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    If its the 2002 or 2007 then get it (disitlled in 95 or 94). IF its before 07 you should probably still get it. If its after 08 or 09, its just okay, but for only 30$...

    My buddy got the 2010 which was distilled in 97 (he thought the 97 was the really good year when in actuality it was the 2007) and he had a hard time drinking it. He ended up taking it to new years and watched everyone mix it with coke.
    Last edited by trumpstylz; 02-11-2012 at 15:59.

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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    Does anyone know if either of the 2003 is any good- i think there were 2 releases that year.

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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    Both are good as I recall - YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbus View Post
    I had a bottle of 2011. I don't know, it just didn't really stand out to me. Not bad at all, just not really remarkable. Maybe I'll revisit it later to see if my mind has changed.
    I agree with you

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    Re: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    I've never been impressed with OFBB. I have had bottles from 2009-2011. For some reason I haven't gotten to any of the 3 I bought from 2008...

 

 

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