The 2013 edition of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. Image courtesy Brown-Forman. September 2, 2014 – This day marks what would have been Brown-Forman co-founder George Garvin Brown’s 168th birthday (September 2, 1846), and for the 14th year, the company is releasing its annual edition of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon to mark the occasion. “Old Forester is the only bourbon still in existence today that was produced before, during and after Prohibition by its original distiller,” said Master Distiller Chris Morris in a news release. 

The Birthday Bourbon comes from a single day’s production at the Brown-Forman Distillery in Louisville selected by Morris. This year’s version has been bottled at 48.5% ABV (97 proof), and will be on sale starting this month at US retailers with a recommended retail price of $59.99.

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