Brown-Forman is set to launch Old Forester’s 2018 Birthday Bourbon next month in homage to brand founder George Garvin Brown.Every year since 2002, Old Forester has marked its founder’s birthday on 2 September with a 12-year-old limited edition Bourbon release. This year’s Bourbon is the first to be bottled at the new Old Forester Distilling Co site in Louisville. The 2018 Birthday Bourbon is produced from 93 barrels matured in Warehouse J and 27 barrels matured in Warehouse I. It is bottled at 50.5% abv, the highest abv to date for the annual series. The expression has notes of “rich, dark cherry cobbler”, caramel, dark chocolate smoked almond and hints of charred oak. The finish is “long and dry” with a “herbal lemon honey sweetness”. The 2018 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has an RRP of US$99.99. Around 2,400 (six bottle) cases will be available for purchase across the US.