Old Forester Statesman: Review

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Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 47.5% alcohol/Vol 95 Proof

I’m not always the biggest fan of cross promotional materials, especially if it seems forced or corny.  With that being said, I was skeptical of the Stateman bourbon being tied to The Kingsman movie franchise.  What can I say, I was a fan of Mark Millar comic the first time I read it, I surprisingly enjoyed the movie (in particular Taron Egerton’s portrayal of “Eggsy”) and on the first taste I’ve enjoyed Old Forester’s Statesman bourbon.  I think this is a good enough bourbon to speak for itself and Channing Tatum step up, it’s good, but not good enough to make me want to slap my momma.

Appearance:

The coloring is golden amber with medium legs, which reminds me of Sophie Cookson, so that seems fitting.

Nose:

The nose is smoked toast with hint of oak, there a slight undertone of acetone but it’s not strong.

Taste:

The first sip drinks hotter than 95 proof with a little heat on the tongue.  The first noticeable flavors are cherry pie and toast, followed by peppered leather and a slight citrus twist.  With this being a hard to find $55 bottle, I might have been expecting a little more.  This is a fun glass that is flavorful and a little cheeky, much like the movie.  I prefer the Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and the 1920 Prohibition recipe, but this is still a strong pour.

Rating: 🥃🥃🥃1/2

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