Old Forester Announces 2023 Birthday Bourbon Release


August 22, 2023

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2023 bottle

Once again, Brown-Forman Corp. will celebrate the birthday of Old Forester creator George Garvin Brown with the annual release of the brand’s most coveted expression, Birthday Bourbon. This limited edition, vintage-dated expression provides bourbon lovers with a one-of-a-kind flavor profile. 

Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon bottles will be available for purchase nationwide at select retailers. In addition, bottles will be available at Old Forester Distillery in Louisville through a national sweepstakes running August 24 through August 30, 2023. The sweepstakes allow consumers nationwide a more equal opportunity to purchase the limited-edition expression.

(Note: Birthday Bourbon bottles will not be sold to the public at the Old Forester Distillery on September 2.)

“Every year, Birthday Bourbon is a unique opportunity for lovers of Old Forester to taste a snapshot of bourbon that was laid down over a decade ago. This year’s 12-year-old offering serves up a classic Old Forester profile that honors George Garvin Brown’s ongoing legacy,” said Old Forester Master Taster Melissa Rift in a news release.

Sweepstakes winners will be chosen on September 2, 2023 and bottles will be available for pickup between September 8, 2023 through December 23, 2023.

Details of 2023 Birthday Bourbon

●       103 barrels, filled May 5, 2011

●       Warehouse I, 5th floor

●       12 years old

●       96 Proof

The suggested retail price is $169.99. For more information on how to enter the sweepstakes and additional rules and regulations, please visit www.oldforester.com/birthday-bourbon-sweepstakes/.

About Old Forester Bourbon:  
Old Forester is Brown-Forman’s founding brand, founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown. Brown believed Old Forester was so pure and consistent that he sealed it, signed it, and pledged, “There is nothing better in the market.”  

About Brown-Forman:  

Brown-Forman Corporation produces multiple beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and its family of products, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Coopers’ Craft, The GlenDronach, Benriach, Glenglassaugh, Slane, Herradura, el Jimador, and many more. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by approximately 5,600 employees globally and sold in more than 170 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit brown-forman.com.