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Old Forester Statesman

Old Forester Statesman

Size: 0,75 l
(47.5% ABV)
$56.99
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  • BrandOld Forester
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryOld Forester
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol47.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

Old George Brown himself would be proud.

Old Forester has about as much tradition as you can get in a Bourbon. It is a single brand of Bourbon that has been continuously available for 145 years — most of that time from the same family of craftsmen at the same distillery. Interestingly, it was the first Bourbon to be available exclusively in sealed glass bottles. There was a lot of nefarious re-bottling and dilution going on and this was a way to ensure quality and integrity. Today it is owned by Brown-Forman, available in eight different varieties and is a sister Bourbon to Woodford Reserve.

Old Forester Statesman came out recently in August, 2017. They created this release to coincide with the release of a new film — “Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle” which premiered in September. The master distillers at Old Forester had a bit of fun in the process, deciding to go for the bold. So they selected casks from the warmest parts of the warehouses. Some of the casks had even been exposed to sunlight. The result is an intense, spicier Bourbon that turns up the heat. And it works — American Whiskey Masters has already given this limited edition their highest honor.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy spicy
  • leather leather
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • orange orange
  • clove clove
  • grapefruit grapefruit
  • coconut coconut
  • chocolate chocolate
  • butter butter

Appearance / Color
Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Clove, chocolate, coconut, and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Leather, brown butter, cinnamon, and grapefruit.

Finish
Long with baking spice, eucalyptus, and candied orange.

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Old George Brown himself would be proud.

Old Forester has about as much tradition as you can get in a Bourbon. It is a single brand of Bourbon that has been continuously available for 145 years — most of that time from the same family of craftsmen at the same distillery. Interestingly, it was the first Bourbon to be available exclusively in sealed glass bottles. There was a lot of nefarious re-bottling and dilution going on and this was a way to ensure quality and integrity. Today it is owned by Brown-Forman, available in eight different varieties and is a sister Bourbon to Woodford Reserve.

Old Forester Statesman came out recently in August, 2017. They created this release to coincide with the release of a new film — “Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle” which premiered in September. The master distillers at Old Forester had a bit of fun in the process, deciding to go for the bold. So they selected casks from the warmest parts of the warehouses. Some of the casks had even been exposed to sunlight. The result is an intense, spicier Bourbon that turns up the heat. And it works — American Whiskey Masters has already given this limited edition their highest honor.

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  • BrandOld Forester
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryOld Forester
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol47.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy spicy
  • leather leather
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • orange orange
  • clove clove
  • grapefruit grapefruit
  • coconut coconut
  • chocolate chocolate
  • butter butter

Appearance / Color
Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Clove, chocolate, coconut, and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Leather, brown butter, cinnamon, and grapefruit.

Finish
Long with baking spice, eucalyptus, and candied orange.

Customer Reviews

Based on 209 reviews
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Nathan
Pretty Darn Good!

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Vivek
Pretty Darn Good!

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Not My Cup of Tea

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Jason
I agree with those who say thi...

I agree with those who say this is a bit underwhelming. Does not match the price point. It is not bad, just not remarkable. In a blind tasting I ranked this my least favorite Old Forester. Just another bourbon. There are so many bourbons at $30-40 that are better value and better flavor profile.

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guest
Solid pour, get a hint of oran...

Solid pour, get a hint of orange