La Vie Pompette: Kingsman & Old Forester Statesman Bourbon

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The latest flick in the Kingsman movie franchise is out titled, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. That means the well dress spies are back in business.

Some of the stars in the movie will probably make you say to yourself “what are you doing in this movie”? I mean there are four Oscar winners in this movie: Halle Berry, Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, and Julianne Moore. Any movie what figures out how to have Julianne Moore in it is a movie I want to watch, especially when she is being evil.

Long story short, the Kingsman headquarters is destroyed  while the world is held hostage by Poppy Adams who is sweet as pie, but ticky ticky boom. The Kingsman find new allies in the United States, Kentucky to be exact, known as the Statesman. These new allies are undercover in the booze business and have names such as Champagne, Whiskey,  and Ginger Ale. Yes, those are truly their names.

All that being said, the real star of the movie is the Old Forester Statesman Bourbon. The distillery partnered with the movie to create a  bespoke whiskey inspired by  the characters. Throughout the movie, you will notice that the distillery makes some appearances. Old Forester was the honor of being known as the first bottle bourbon in America to be sold in sealed glass bottles.

I had the pleasure of attending a tasting for the bourbon before a screening of the film. The aromas in the bourbon are cloves, vanilla, spice, and devil’s food. It’s smooth and sleek on the tongue. I think that it’s one of Old Forester’s best. The bourbon would be fab in a craft cocktail or neat.  The good news is that the Statesman bourbon is not a limited edition it is staying around, “Yahoo”! A bourbon this good should always be an option.

Critics aside, Kingsman: The Circle is a good time. It’s a lot of fun with some nifty special effects. And if you are about “la vie pompette”, you will it even more. Santé!

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