Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Brown-Forman, has announced the launch of a new bottling from its Old Forester bourbon brand, as part of partnership with the makers of the second film in the Kingsman series: The Golden Circle.

Old Forester Statesman (47.5% ABV) is a no-age statement straight bourbon whisky, which is said to deliver bold notes of rich chocolate cake, cloves and oak spice on the nose, followed by notes of buttery leather, pepper, cinnamon bark and sharp citrus on the palate.

Old Forester Statesman

This latest release from the Louisville, Kentucky based distillery, will take a starring role in director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming 20th Century Fox film "Kingsman: The Golden Circle", and will be available for film fans and bourbon aficionados to buy ahead of its release.

In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to the Kingsman: The Secret Service, released in 2014, the cast headlined by Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, face a new challenge when their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage.

Their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the U.S. called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. The Statesman, based in Louisville, Kentucky, act as Master Distillers to hide their true identity.

Celebrating the film's inclusion of Louisville, Kentucky, as home of the Statesman, Louisville's Mayor, Greg Fischer, declared the US premiere date of September 22nd, as Statesman Day in the city.

Commenting on the news, Campbell Brown, President of Brown-Forman, said: "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."

Old Forester Statesman, will be available in the US from August, for a RRP of £54.99.

Posted by Steve Rush