Old Forester Statesman
Film + Whiskey = Statesman
We're not going to lie, we did love Kingsman: The Secret Service. Sure, it was a bit silly. Yes, it was completely ridiculous. But, it did what it set out to do: an entertaining poke-in-the-ribs at the likes of James Bond or Jason Borne, with our hero 'Egsy' taking a more down-to-earth approach to saving, well, the earth.
So when the sequel came out, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we were excited. And when we learned that the film was basically 141 minutes of whisky endorsement, we were doubly excited. In this film, Egsy and team must reach out to their American brethren for help. Where Kingsman's cover story is a gentlemen's tailor, their cousins across the pond are concealed by a whiskey-front: a [rather successful] distillery.
We won't go into the film in detail, lest we spoil it for anyone who hasn't watched it yet, but suffice to say the whiskey, "Statesman" features prominently - very prominently. And that whiskey isn't fictional, Old Forester have launched a whiskey by the same name, as a tie-in for the film. We took the opportunity to review Old Forester's standard bottling alongside this new Egsy-endorsed bottling. Watch our review here:
Old Forester and The Statesman
If you'd like a closer look at these two bottlings, you can also watch our 60 second reviews for each here.
Try the bottles yourself
And if you'd like to try either of these bourbons yourself, or even do your own side-by-side test, you can pick up both on Amazon here.