Old Forester Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is launching a new expression; Statesman has been created to celebrate the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

The special selection batch of Old Forester’s premium bourbon is available in Australia this September.

Statesman has been created using barrels selected from the warmest places in the warehouse, which helps to create a rich and deep flavour profile. Heat causes more evaporation and a lot more flavour to be drawn from the wood, with the temperature differences affecting the whiskey’s maturation and profile.

“Bourbon is an American tradition that Old Forester has celebrated for five generations, and we’re proud to reinforce the authenticity of the characters, The Statesman, as bourbon distillers,” said Campbell Brown, President of Brown-Forman.

Described as having a modest copper colour and an aroma of “clove and oak spice with an undercurrent of raw vanilla”, Statesman is 47.5 per cent ABV and carries an $80 RRP for a 750ml bottle.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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