Score: 89 points
Each year, a single day’s production run is set aside for the Old Forester Birthday Bourbon honoring Brown-Forman founder George Garvin Brown. This year’s release has a nose of charred oak, vanilla, allspice, brown sugar, and hints of molasses and maple syrup. The taste is smooth with spicy cinnamon and allspice notes that fade to reveal caramel and brown sugar sweetness with hints of almonds and oak. The finish is muted and mild.