rye
spicy
brown sugar
black pepper
chestnut
lemon
apple
dill
pine
Spiral Old Forester Rye

Old Forester
Rye
Reviews and 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.
 
Finish 
The finish is alive, and tingly with rye spices and pine.
Price:
$24.99
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Old Forester Rye is adored for its rye, spicy, brown sugar and black pepper flavor notes.

This Rye is carefully distilled at Old Forester distillery, United States.

Based on 130 votes, the average rating for Old Forester Rye is 7.3/10.

Top reviews for Old Forester Rye:

— Excellent rye and gets plus points for availability, quality, and price. Good for sipping...great for mixing.

— Great body and smooth aftertaste.

— For a budget rye, this is a really good one. The higher malt in the mash bill lends to a nice floral element which pairs really well when making an Old Fashioned. It's also nice drinking neat as well. The bottle opens up nicely and takes a while to turn. I've had mine for almost a year and it still tastes the same since I opened it.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery

Old Forester Rye

(0.75l, 50%)


7.3/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Old Forester Rye
Neil
Neil,
You cannot beat this rye whiskey for the price. It’s smooth, easy to sip on and you always find yourself going back for more. Holds a good finish.
 
Forrest
Forrest,
Excellent rye and gets plus points for availability, quality, and price. Good for sipping...great for mixing.
 
Bryon
Bryon,
I can't say that I am a fan of rye, but I gave it a try based on a recommendation. For me it is too peppery, not enough softness. I enjoy Islay scotch and complex flavors, but found that the rye just dominated too much. By the time it subsided the remaining flavors were suppressed. But if you like anise, dark cherries, molasses and rye spice, this might be right for you.
 
Joe
Joe,
Hearty burn. Lends nicely to a mixer. Very mild sweetness.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Great for Manhattans
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Unbeatable value
 
Adam
Adam,
This is a FANTASTIC rye, which is an absolute STEAL for the price point. This will absolutely become a bar staple for me.
 
Tom
Tom,
Wow! Love it. This one blows me away at this price point. One of my favorite rye's.
 
Travis
Travis,
marshmallow, mellow, with a light rye finish. great in a whiskey sour or a mellow manhatton
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is amber, decent legs... Nose: apple cinnamon, malt, other faint baking spices; glimmers of excellence with the apple cinnamon, but not a lot of depth... Palate: apple cinnamon sugar, rye spice, mildly sweet. Spice dominate mid-palate. Above average... Mouthfeel: Tongue coating... Finish: Lasting spice, with flashes of the apple... Overall: Nice apple cinnamon profile Rye at a great price point. No complaints at all.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very good! Nice kick to it.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Was closer to Jack Daniels without the charcoal aftertaste.
 
Axel
Axel,
Great body and smooth aftertaste.
 
David
David,
For a budget rye, this is a really good one. The higher malt in the mash bill lends to a nice floral element which pairs really well when making an Old Fashioned. It's also nice drinking neat as well. The bottle opens up nicely and takes a while to turn. I've had mine for almost a year and it still tastes the same since I opened it.
David
David,
Meant barley instead of malt...oops!
David
David,
You know whiskey is good when you sniff it for 5 minutes before even taking a sip. As I was first getting into whiskey and bourbon this bottle gave me that experience. While Pikeville is my top Rye, when considering a budget rye, I'd put this ahead of George Dickel and Rittenhouse. Solid.
 
Dick
Dick,
One of my favorites for Manhattans
 
Erik
Erik,
One of the best "budget" ryes on the market. As a barely legal rye (only 51% rye mashbill) there is a lovely balance of sweetness to the spice. A "bourbon drinkers rye" through and through, if you are a bourbon drinker looking to branch into rye then this is the perfect choice.
 
Michael
Michael,
Really smooth with a bit of burn. I could drink it every day if I wasn’t busy trying others.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Fantastic value rye. Sweet character. Especially good when added to dark roasted coffees. Could be oilier with more mouthfeel like Old Forester's higher end bourbons. Appreciated that it is 100 proof as that allows finish to last longer than lower proofed rye.
 
Eric
Eric,
Very hot at 100 proof but a great rye finish and great for the price. I will buy this one again
 
Michael
Michael,
Great Rye in value. Little "hot" but with a dash of water or a rock its great. Made a awesome Manhattan
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Extremely smooth rye! Picked it up because I've never had a rye yet that I didn't like, so let's see why it's priced so low? Now I'm confused as to why it's priced so low! If you are a rye fan, like myself, you can't go wrong with Old Foresters. I prefer this as much as I do Woodford's or George Dickel. Very nice!
 
Matt
Matt,
Definitely an instance of "you get what you pay for." Harsh rye with no enjoyable character or depth. Terrible sipper, terrible for cocktails. Don't waste your time or money.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Decent rye for the price; spiciness is muted, might not cut through enough depending on the cocktail, and not quite flavorful enough to be a satisfying sipper.
 
John
John,
For the price point a very good Rye. Makes a really good Old Fashioned.
 
JON
JON,
Excellent flavor; especially for the price. Even my wife enjoyed this rye.
 
David
David,
Love this rye! Great neat or in a cocktail.
 
Emerson
Emerson,
The nose burns. Burnt cinnamon; the tiniest bit of banana like a bourbon. Water helps a lot - smoothes out the burnt flavor.
 
Earl
Earl,
Very smooth with fruity notes and a warm finish
 
Liz
Liz,
Most accurate flavor spiral I have experienced thus far. Brown sugar, apples and lemon are definitely in there along with the rye and spiciness.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Feel the burn. It is definitely 100 proof. It needs some ice to bring out the flavor. Very spicy and rye.
 
John
John,
Smells like bubble gum. Light vanilla, black pepper, and rye bread. Very good for a great price
 
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