They say everything is bigger in Texas. And maybe they talk too well about whiskey…especially after today. old forester About to launch King Ranch Edition, a straight version of 105 bourbon Commemorating the birthplace of American ranching. It’s available exclusively in the Lone Star State during a limited run.
Although the juice itself was distilled and old-fashioned in Kentucky—like all old Forester whiskeys—this juice gains a Texan touch by finishing proprietary through mesquite charcoal. The wood was sourced from King Ranch 50 miles southwest of Corpus Christi. It imparts a pleasant taste of toasted pecans and perhaps a little swamp fruit. At the end of the tobacco leaf and worn leather…reminiscent of your favorite saddle.
“Bourbon lovers all over Texas enjoy a rare and special treat that both whiskey connoisseurs and hard-working people can savor,” says Robert Hodgin, CEO of King Ranch. “We are proud of the product as well as our partnership, which embodies American history in a bottle.”
From an objective point of view, the new whiskey aims to communicate and celebrate the family traditions of its two companies. He ran old Brown Forrester for seven generations; King Ranch is run by its founder’s eighth-generation grandchildren. There is a common line that also runs through the Kentucky Derby. The Old Forester is an integral part of the signature racing cocktail, the mint julep. Meanwhile, King Ranch has featured three derby winners throughout the race’s 147-year history, including Assault – winner of the 1946 Triple Crown.