Old Forester Releases its Second Annual King Ranch Limited-Edition Whiskey

Release: October 02, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 2, 2023 -- Old Forester®, the first bottled bourbon, and King Ranch, the birthplace of American Ranching, today released the second annual batch of their limited-edition whiskey – Old Forester King Ranch.

The bourbon pays homage to the hard work, ingenuity and lasting legacy of two iconic brands with 300 years of combined American history – the heritage of the Brown family of Brown-Forman and the lineage of King Ranch founder Richard King.

"This bourbon is rich and bold in taste – the perfect tribute to two rich and bold American brands," said Old Forester Master Taster Melissa Rift.

Available only in Texas starting October 1, 2023, Old Forester King Ranch Edition is 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. The charcoal was created from mesquite trees harvested from the ranch, and the process brings a touch of Texas and helps highlight the bold flavor notes in this new bourbon.

Old Forester King Ranch Edition

"We are proud of the continued partnership with Brown-Forman and the second offering of this product," said Robert Hodgen, CEO of King Ranch. "Texans have found the whiskey a rare and special treat and have been anxiously anticipating this release after the first batch won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition."

"Bourbon lovers across Texas will sip the unique blend of flavors that live up to the legacy of our founder, George Garvin Brown, with quality and taste while honoring the impact King Ranch has had on the Lone Star State – and on American ranching," Rift said. "The first batch, released in 2022, sold very quickly so we are honored to bring this bottle back to shelves in 2023."

Tasting Notes:

  • Color: Maple Syrup
  • Aroma: Dried cherries, cranberries, toasted pecans and marshmallows drizzled with sorghum molasses.
  • Flavor: Sweet dark chocolate, tobacco and leather spices mingle with toasted and caramelized oak and nut character.
  • Finish: Long and warming

The suggested retail price for King Ranch is $89.99, and it will only be available in Texas.

About Old Forester Bourbon:
Old Forester is Brown-Forman's founding brand, founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown. Brown believed Old Forester was so pure and consistent that he sealed it, signed it, and pledged, "There is nothing better in the market."

About King Ranch, Inc.
King Ranch, Inc., is a privately held agribusiness, real estate and natural resource management company established in 1853 and owner of the historic 825,000-acre King Ranch. The Company has various farming and ranching activities across Texas, Florida and California and also operates the famous King Ranch Saddle Shop. To learn more about King Ranch, Inc., visit https://king-ranch.com/

Please sip responsibly. 
Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, 52% Alc. by Vol., Old Forester Distilling Company at Louisville in Kentucky. OLD FORESTER is a registered trademark. ©2023 Brown-Forman. All rights reserved. Please do not share or forward this content with anyone under the legal drinking age. 

SOURCE Old Forester

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