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Old Forester Rye

Old Forester Rye

Size: 0,75 l
(50.0% ABV)
$26.99
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  • BrandOld Forester
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryOld Forester
  • Style Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky
  • Alcohol50.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

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.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • rye rye
  • spicy spicy
  • brown sugar brown sugar
  • black pepper black pepper
  • pine pine
  • lemon lemon
  • dill dill
  • chestnut chestnut
  • apple apple
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.

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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.
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  • BrandOld Forester
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryOld Forester
  • Style Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky
  • Alcohol50.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • rye rye
  • spicy spicy
  • brown sugar brown sugar
  • black pepper black pepper
  • pine pine
  • lemon lemon
  • dill dill
  • chestnut chestnut
  • apple apple
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.

Customer Reviews

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Mitch
Pepper, green spice, rye, a h...

Pepper, green spice, rye, a hint of grass on the nose. Rye, pepper, fruit on the palate. The finish is dry, peppery, even a hint of fruit.

This is a good rye neat. It might be too good to use in a cocktail! It does go good in a Centennial cocktail.

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Pretty Darn Good!

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Absolutely Fantastic!

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