To new (or almost new) bourbon drinkers. It is my opinion that '09 Birthday Bourbon is one which you must drink and appreciate on your way to understanding bourbon in its varieties. The reviews on BD '09 are mixed for good reason, it is not an ordinary bourbon. It is challenging because of its age, because of its almost 'metallic' qualities and because the reviewers find so many different qualities in it and debate its merits. It is a bourbon which can help you define your own taste perferences.............and it is a reasonably priced 'first rate' bourbon in my opinion. If you think you know bourbon, think again..............and try this bourbon for a distinction with a difference.
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - Dylan Thomas