Old Forester Launches Cocktail Provisions

Old Forester and Bourbon Barrel Foods today launched Cocktail Provisions – a collection of three bitters, two syrups and one tincture, designed to elevate simple cocktails into a craft experience.

Created by Louisville-based Bourbon Barrel Foods and Old Forester Master Taster and Bourbon Specialist Jackie Zykan, Cocktail Provisions are inspired by the flavor profiles of Old Forester Bourbon. Taking the guesswork out of creating high-end cocktails, Zykan and Bourbon Barrel Foods have developed a cocktail line allowing consumers and trade to craft the perfect Old Fashioned and more.

“We want people to enjoy our Bourbon the way they like it – whether it’s neat, on the rocks or in a hand-crafted cocktail,” said Jackie Zykan, Old Forester Master Taster and Bourbon Specialist. “Cocktail Provisions is there to help you find your inner bartender and discover new, unique ways to experience Old Forester.”

Old Forester Cocktail Provisions line includes:

● Bitters with Old Forester Bourbon base and an MSRP of $11.50 for 2 fl. oz. The three different flavors include Bohemian Bitters (Cherry Tobacco), Smoked Cinnamon Bitters (Baking Spice & Smoke), and Hummingbird Bitters (Citrus & Floral)

● Syrups with a sugar base and an MSRP of $8.50 for 2 fl. oz. bottle. Each bottle makes four cocktails. The two syrups include Perfect Old Fashioned Syrup, a rich demerara syrup with proprietary blend of three Old Forester bitters, and Oleo-Saccharum Syrup, a rustic cocktail ingredient created using a cold process to extract oil from citrus peels by immersing them in sugar to add a bright citrus flavor profile.

● Salt and Pepper Tincture with a water base and Bourbon Barrel Foods Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt and Bourbon Smoked Pepper to add slight spice and dimension and tame bitter notes without texture. The tincture is made with a water base and has an MSRP of $7.50 for 2 fl. oz. bottle.