Old Forester unveils cocktail ingredients range

by Owen Bellwood

Kentucky Bourbon brand Old Forester has teamed up with Bourbon Barrel Foods to produce a range of bespoke cocktail ingredients.

The Cocktails Provisions collection includes three flavoured bitters, two different syrups and a tincture, each designed to "elevate the cocktail-making experience". “We want people to enjoy our Bourbon the way they like it – whether it’s neat, on the rocks or in a handcrafted cocktail,” said Jackie Zykan, Old Forester master taster and Bourbon specialist. “Cocktail Provisions is there to help you find your inner bartender and discover new, unique ways to experience Old Forester.” Created by Louisville-based Bourbon Barrel Foods and Zykan, Cocktail Provisions has been “inspired by the unique and robust flavour profiles of Old Forester". The range includes Old Forester Bohemian, Cinnamon and Hummingbird Bitters as well as a Perfect Old Fashioned Syrup, Oleo-Saccharum Syrup and a Salt and Pepper Tincture. Old Forester believes the Cocktails Provisions collection will help consumers and the trade “craft the perfect Old Fashioned, take the hassle out of Oleo-Saccharum syrup and elevate cocktails to new dimensions of flavour". Earlier this year, the Brown-Forman-owned Bourbon brand introduced a new bottle design for Old Forester Bourbon 86 Proof to provide a “more authentic and premium look".