Old Forester Statesman starts with a nose that is a little buttery with mild traditional bourbon notes. It has almost a sweet fruitiness layered on top of the other notes, although I can’t distinguish an individual fruit.
On the palate is a moderate Brown-Forman pepper and oak. Less than you would expect with an Old Forester product. While there is little viscosity, there is a mild buttery taste. Sadly, not much changes during this smooth tasting experience with Statesman.
Old Forester Statesman has a moderate-length finish with black pepper.