Celebrate Birthday with Old Forester’s Bourbon

Old Forester Birthday is an iconic annual release that has been celebrated since 2002. Each year, bourbon enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the release of this special spirit on September 2nd, the birthday of Old Forester founder George Garvin Brown. This year's release is paticularly exciting as the distillery is offering 14,400 bottles — 1,000 more than last year's batch!

Old Forester is a Kentucky-based distillery that has been in operation for over 140 years. The company was founded by George Garvin Brown in 1870 and was one of the frst companies to bottle and distribute whiskey on a large scale. Today, Old Forester continues to be a leader in the industry and produces a variety of whiskey products including their iconic Birthday Bourbon.

Birthday Bourbon is an extra-aged version of Old Forester's classic 86 proof whiskey. It is made with select that have been aged 8 years or longer and then bottled on September 2nd each year to celebrate Brown's birthday. This year's release features notes of oak, dark fruit, maple syrup and toasted almond with a hint of spice on the finish. It's sure to be a hit with bourbon fans!

The demand for Birthday Bourbon increases every year so it can be difficult to get your hands on a bottle. However, Old Forester has made it easier this year by offering an online sweepstakes beginning at 9:00 am ET August 24th through 5:00 PM ET August 31st (the “Entry Period”). Simply visit www.oldforester.com/birthday-bourbon-sweepstakes/ and complete the entry form for your chance to win one of 14,400 bottles availble this year!

If you're looking for an extra special way to mark George Garvin Brown's birthday this September 2nd, grab yourself a bottle of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon from your local liquor store or take part in the online sweepstakes for your chance to win!

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When Is Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Available for Purchase?

Old Forester's Birthday Bourbon will be available for purchase on September 2, 2021, the birthday of Old Forester's founder George Garvin Brown. This highly anticipated release is sure to be a hit with bourbon fans across the country and can be found at most retailers. Those looking to get their hands on a bottle should act quickly as supplies are expected to sell out fast.

Registering for Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

To register for the Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Sweepstakes, visit www.oldforester.com/birthday-bourbon-sweepstakes/. During the Entry Period (9:00 am ET August 24, 2022 – 5:00 PM ET August 31, 2022), complete an entry form by providing your first name, last name, date of birth, email address, city, and state. Once you have completed the entry form and clicked “Submit”, you will be officially entered into the Sweepstakes.

Number of Bottles of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Produced Annually

Every year, the Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is made in a limited batch of approximately 14,400 bottles. The number of bottles produced annually has been increasing in recent years, with this year's batch being about a thousand more than last year. All the bottles are hand-filled and labeled and distributed to select markets around the world. While the demand for this bourbon increases each year, the distillery is limited in what it can bottle so each release is extremely sought after.

The History of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

The first Old Forester Birthday Bourbon was released in 2002. According to Chris Poynter, the public relations and partnership manager at Brown-Forman BF. B -0.7% for Woodford and Old Forester, the bourbon craze had not yet taken off, so it was initially difficult to give the product away. However, with time and the increasing popularity of bourbon, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has become a classic and beloved product.


Old Forester's Birthday Bourbon is one of the most sought-after releases in the bourbon world. This year, 14,400 bottles will be released on September 2nd to celebrate the birthday of Old Forester's founder George Garvin Brown. While demand continues to rise each year, the distillery is limited in what they can bottle and this year's batch will be slightly larger than last year's. The popularity of Old Forester's Birthday Bourbon has been steadily growing since its introduction in 2002, when it was a much harder sell due to the lack of awareness around bourbon. Now, it is a highly anticipated release for bourbon fans everywhere, with this years' bottles sure to be snapped up quickly.

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