Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Old Forester Releases 2010 Vintage Dated Birthday Bourbon




Vintage Dated Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Set to Hit Shelves

2010 Release Aged 12 Years and Bottled at 95 Proof



Louisville, Ky. (August 31, 2010) - Old Forester has released the 2010 expression of its vintage-dated Birthday Bourbon in honor of George Garvin Brown, the founder of Louisville-based Brown-Forman and Old Forester, America's First Bottled Bourbon™. Launched eight years ago to commemorate Brown’s Birthday on September 2, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is a limited-edition, historically award-winning bourbon which is released annually.



“This year’s vintage release of Old Forester is crafted from a 72 barrel batch that was put into barrels on October 24, 1997,” said Chris Morris, Brown-Forman Master Distiller. “These barrels were evenly matured together in the very middle of Warehouse K, on the 5th floor in ricks 42, 43 and 45, surrounded by open space. This environment allowed the barrels to easily breathe during maturation and develop a rich fruit and spice character.”



Unlike the standard Old Forester, which is a batch of whisky from several different years, Birthday Bourbon is a vintage-dated bourbon, hand-selected by Morris from one specific day of production. The result is a one-of-a-kind character and flavor that will never be replicated again. Its unique decanter style glass bottle is a throwback to the late 1800’s when Old Forester was first produced. Old Forester is the only bourbon still in existence today that was produced before, during and after Prohibition by its original distiller. No other bourbon brand sold in the U.S. today can make that claim.



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, and Santé. A favorite among critics, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has taken home gold from numerous tasting competitions including a gold medal in the 2005, 2006 & 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The 2007 expression was also named American Whiskey of the Year at Malt Advocate WhiskyFest New York.



Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, a Brown-Forman product, has a suggested retail price of $49.99 and is sold at most liquor stores with a wide and varied range of bourbons. The 2010 edition of Birthday Bourbon is bottled at 95 proof.



For more information on Old Forester and Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, visit the Old Forester website at www.oldforester.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/oldforester.



About Old Forester Bourbon

George Garvin Brown was the founder of Old Forester Bourbon Whisky and Brown-Forman Corporation. Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Tequila Herradura, el Jimador Tequila, Canadian Mist, Woodford Reserve, Fetzer wines, and Korbel California Champagnes.


Cheers,
Carmen Operetta

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Whisky on the Hudson: 4 days to go!!

WHISKY ON THE HUDSON
August 26, 2010
7:00pm -10:00pm
Pier 59 @ West 23rd Street New York, NY

Join us for Whisky on the Hudson. The premier whisky event in New York. Come enjoy the opportunity to sample from more than 200 rare and exclusive whiskies, showcased by distillery managers and master blenders from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Japan.

VIP Boarding Time: 6:00pm
General Boarding Time: 7:00-7:30pm
Sail Time: 7:30-10:00pm

Ticket Price $95
VIP Ticket Price $115 (Board At 6:00pm)
TICKET PRICE INCLUDES FULL BUFFET DINNER AND ALL WHISKY SAMPLING

*Also available for sampling, over 20 rare wines and hand-crafted beers!*

Click Here For Tickets or Call 908-578-2726



SAMPLE WHISKY LIST



ABERLOUR 12 YR
ABERLOUR 16 YR
ABERLOUR A'BUNADH
Ancnoc 12 YR
Ancnoc 16 YR
Ardbeg 10 yr
ARDBEG UIGEADAIL
ARDMORE TRADITIONAL
ARDMORE 30 YR
BalBlair 1997
BalBlair 1991
The Balvenie Classic
The Balvenie 12yo Signature, Batch 1
The Balvenie 12yo Signature, Batch 2
The Balvenie 12yo Signature, Batch 3
The Balvenie 14yo Golden Cask (Travel Retail Exclusive)
The Balvenie 14yo Caribbean Rum (launching Sept 2010)
The Balvenie 14yo Rum Wood
The Balvenie 15yo 15676 (11/80-2/2000) 50.4%
The Balvenie 15yo 14694 (11/89-06/08) 47.8%
The Balvenie 15yo 3449 (2/90-5/08)
The Balvenie 15yo 8270 (5/90-2/08)
The Balvenie 15yo 9844 (7/90-5/08)
The Balvenie 15yo 13539 (10/89-4/08)
The Balvenie 15yo 9822 (7/90-5/08)
The Balvenie 15yo 11956 (12/93-10/09)
The Balvenie 15yo 11928 (12/93-9/09)
The Balvenie 15yo 11971 (12/93-10/09)
The Balvenie 16yo Balvenie Rose (Distillery Exclusive)
The Balvenie 17yo Islay Cask (rel. 2001)
The Balvenie 17yo New Wood(rel. 2005)
The Balvenie 17yo New Oak (rel. 2006)
The Balvenie 17yo Sherry (rel. 2007)
The Balvenie 17yo Rum (rel. 2008)
The Balvenie 17yo Madeira (rel. 2009)
The Balvenie 17yo Peated Cask (launching Sept 2010)
The Balvenie 21yo Port Wood
The Balvenie 25yo Single Barrel
The Balvenie 30
The Balvenie 1978
BAYWAY MACALLAN 16 YR
BAYWAY EVAN WILLIAM 99
BAYWAY ELMER T. LEE
BAYWAY BLANTON'S
BAYWAY JACK DANIELS
BENRIACH
BRANDY LIBRARY RANGE (SINGLE MALT & CONGANCS)
BRUICHLADDICH
BUSHMILLS
BUSHMILLS 12 YR
BUSHMILLS 16 YR
BUSHMILLS 21 YR
BUNNAHABIN 12 YR
BUNNAHABIN 18 YR
BUNNAHABIN 25 YR
CLONTARF Black Label Blend
Connemara
Connemara CS
CRAGGANMORE
DALWHINNIE
DEANSTON 12 YR
DEANSTON 30 YR
Danny Boy Irish Whiskey
Douglas Benrinnes 13 YR
Douglas Blair Athol 13 YR
Douglas Bowmore 18 YR
Douglas Bunnahabhain 12 YR
Douglas Glen Grant 31 YR
Douglas Laphrioag 15YR
Douglas Macallan 20 YR
Douglas Port Ellen 25 YR
DRUMGREY
THE GLENLIVET 12 YR
THE GLENLIVET 15 YR
THE GLENLIVET 16 YR Nadurra
THE GLENLIVET 18 YR
THE GLENLIVET 21 YR
THE GLENLIVET XXV
GLENFIDDICH 12 YR
GLENFIDDICH 15 YR Solera
GLENFIDDICH 18 YR Ancient
GLENFIDDICH 21 YR Rum Cask
GREENORE 8 YR
GLENDRONACH