The Old Forester King Ranch Edition will be available only in Texas starting Nov. 1. SRP: $69.95, available only in Texas.
It's bottled at 105-proof from a proprietary batch of Old Forester bourbon using heavily charred barrels. The bourbon is finished through King Ranch mesquite charcoal created from mesquite trees harvested from the ranch. The process brings a touch of Texas and helps highlight the bold flavor notes in this new bourbon. The suggested retail price for King Ranch is $69.99.
The Brown family, which controls Brwon-Forman Corp., the owners of Old Forester, has seven generations of whisky-making credentials, and the King Ranch family celebrates eight generations of ranching. Combined, they have 300 years of uniquely American history. In addition, the two brands are connected via the Kentucky Derby. Old Forester Bourbon is the key ingredient in every Mint Julep sold at Churchill Downs; King Ranch owned three Derby winners, including 1946 Triple Crown winner Assault.
“This new product represents George Garvin Brown’s lasting legacy and Old Forester’s commitment to quality bourbon,” said Cole Irvin, a whisky innovator who helped craft the King Ranch Bourbon. “It’s a big, bold flavor – to match the big, bold ranch in South Texas.”