You’d think the most impressive thing about the classic Old Forester brand’s most recent release, Old Forester Statesman, was that it won the Master Award (the highest accolade) at the Spirits Business American Whiskey Masters 2017. You’d be wrong.
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, and that’s the truly impressive thing about Old Forester Statesman. Bond is welcome to his shaken martinis.
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.
SilverBourbon – Super Premium – 2018
The American Whiskey Masters (The Spirits Buiness)