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Woodford Reveals Five Wood And Old Forester Birthday Bourbon


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Woodford Reserve has released Five Wood – a five-barrel bourbon – along with the 2020 version of their Old Forester Birthday Bourbon.

Woodford Reserve Five Wood was aged in a standard oak barrels then finished in four other barrels – Oloroso sherry, Amontillado sherry, ruby Port and tawny Port – and is said to contain notes of blackberry, espresso and caramel-coated walnuts.

Woodford Reserve Five Wood is being made available at the Woodford distillery in Kentucky for $50 per 375ml bottle.

Brown-Forman -owner of Woodford and Old Forester brands – is also releasing the 2020 limited edition version of Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon which celebrates the birthday of founder George Garvin Brown and also marks the 150th anniversary of Brown-Forman.

The 2020 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is composed of a blend of 95 barrels, each aged for 10 years, bottled at 44% alcohol by volume [88 proof] and is said to contain notes of citrus, toffee and vanilla.

The 2020 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is being made available for $130 per bottle beginning on September 2, 2020.

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