One of the oldest Bourbon brands available today, Old Forester dates back to the 1870s and is one of the fastest-growing American whiskey brands in the US.
Owned by Brown-Forman, the brand is on the receiving end of shed-loads of investment as its parent tries to take advantage of the Americana boom going on in spirits. A brand new distillery and visitor centre in downtown Louisville is set to open imminently and will boost capacity tremendously, expect new releases to follow.
Old Forester Bourbon was the first to be sold in America in sealed glass bottles, to avoid any unsavoury folks tampering with their carefully-considered recipe. It was first seen on shelves back in 1870, and the rye-rich bourbon continues to be enjoyed today.
Old Forester Statesman won the Master Award (the highest accolade) at the Spirits Business American Whiskey Masters 2017.
Created as a tie-in with, 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', Old Forester Statesman defies all expectations of what has come to be presumed from movie tie-ins, presenting a balanced, distinguished, and delicious bourbon. Old Forester may have to consider measures to keep it on the market longer.
Nose: Brooding dark chocolate carries light vanilla essence through strong campfire and oak spice.
Palate: Musty leather breaks with notes of orange citrus. Sweet cinnamon, smooth caramel and pinching baking spices round a really lovely palate.
Finish: Long, rich and beautifully spicy. Really impressive bourbon.