Louisville, Ky. – Old Forester Bourbon Whisky has hired expert bartender Jacquelyn Zykan to represent the brand globally as the Master Bourbon Specialist.
In this newly created role, Zykan will conduct master level trainings, host brand events and serve as a spokesperson for the bourbon. Zykan has been the face of the Old Forester website for several months and will bring cocktail innovation with new recipes, demonstrations and photography across Old Forester’s digital platforms.
“Old Forester is one of the most versatile products behind the bar, exuding quality in any form it is served. I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to represent such a solid, historic brand and to help bartenders everywhere elevate their bar programs by incorporating the Old Forester family of products,” Zykan said.
Zykan not only brings vast knowledge from her years in bar management as beverage director at Doc Crow’s, La Coop and Union Common (Nashville, TN), but her background in Biology and Chemistry – along with her CSS training and extensive within the whisky category – gives her multi-layered expertise for this brand.
Zykan is a TIPS certified Trainer and has won numerous cocktail and bartending competitions. Additionally, Zykan has been prominently featured in countless media publications for her inventive cocktails and spirits expertise.
“Jackie is going to be a great addition to the Old Forester team. Her real world experience behind the bar and her success leading consumer focused drink strategies provides the Old Forester brand, our sales organization and partners with an authentic voice in the highly competitive bar scene,” said Old Forester President Campbell Brown.