Old Forester Rye

Old Forester Rye

(0.75l, 50%)

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A naturally fermented, powerful Rye from Old Forester — and it’s about time.
Old Forrester has about as much tradition as you can get in a Bourbon. It is a single brand of Bourbon that has been continuously available for 145 years — most of that time from the same family of craftsmen at the same distillery. Interestingly, it was the first Bourbon to be available exclusively in sealed glass bottles. There was a lot of nefarious re-bottling and dilution going on and this was a way to ensure quality and integrity. Today it is owned by Brown-Forman, available in eight different varieties and is a sister Bourbon to Woodford Reserve.
Old Forester Rye is the first Rye Whiskey to come to this historic brand — and it’s brand-spanking new. The first release was in February of 2019. Rye is notoriously hard to work with in the fermentation tanks. That’s why some most Rye Whiskey makers add at least some barley to the mix to get things started. And it’s not uncommon for some to add enzymes as well to make it easier. But this is what makes Old Forester Rye special. It has a rather unique mash bill of 65 rye, 20% barley, and 15% corn. This allows for a completely natural fermentation without additives. It’s also served at a powerful 50% ABV, so there is plenty of power for every application.
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
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About The Flavor Spiral

brown sugar
black pepper
What does Old Forester Rye taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Old Forester Rye and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Chestnut
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas a rich with brown sugar, rye spice, lemon curd, and wild sassafras.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Surprisingly, the flavor hints at bananas foster with apple, dill, and fresh black pepper.
The finish is alive, and tingly with rye spices and pine.
Ratings & Reviews
The nose burns. Burnt cinnamon; the tiniest bit of banana like a bourbon. Water helps a lot - smoothes out the burnt flavor.
Very smooth with fruity notes and a warm finish
Most accurate flavor spiral I have experienced thus far. Brown sugar, apples and lemon are definitely in there along with the rye and spiciness.
Feel the burn. It is definitely 100 proof. It needs some ice to bring out the flavor. Very spicy and rye.
Smells like bubble gum. Light vanilla, black pepper, and rye bread. Very good for a great price
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