The store called me and claimed that since this was "allocated bourbon" they would have to cancel my order. Basically admitted to having the bottle, but told me I couldn't have it after I paid for the order. They couldn't answer my question after I asked why it was listed for sale then.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Bourbon /48.5% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
Each year on September 2nd – in honor of our founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday – Old Forester releases a limited-edition, 12-year old vintage-dated expression. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has become a must-have for bourbon enthusiasts who want to experience the ultimate in rare handcrafted bourbon. Since its introduction in 2002, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has received unprecedented acclaim, with an impressive collection of national and international whisky honors.View all products by Old ForesterCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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Store cancelled order but said they delivered, now having to contact support to get my money back!
It's ok for a 12 year old release, but with all the options today way over priced at many retailers
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.