Single barrel, many flavours

Old Forester Single Barrel bourbon

AN Edinburgh bartender was one of several from the UK who helped create the first ever single barrel bottling for Old Forester bourbon.

Eight bartenders in total crossed the Atlantic earlier in the year to work with Old Forester master taster Jackie Zykan and select the first barrel to be bottled.

Edinburgh bar Hoot the Redeemer is among the first on-trade stockists of the expression.

“Just like a fingerprint, each barrel is truly singular,” said Zykan.

“This unique expression is hand-selected by bourbon enthusiasts, each bottling impossible to replicate.

“A buyer can select a custom flavour profile to enjoy on its own, over ice or curate completely unique cocktail recipes, whether you want something with balanced baking spice for a classic Old Fashioned or more vibrant flavours for a Whiskey Smash, each barrel’s unique profile creates a palate of flavours for cocktails to come to life.”