Old Forester Rye


Old Forester // Kentucky, USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 574 )

Launching February 2019, Old Forester Rye is the first new mash bill for the brand in 150 years. It is inspired by a historic recipe for Normandy Rye, a brand acquired by Brown-Forman in 1940. It has a mash bill of 65% rye, 20% malted barley, and 15% corn -- a fairly higher amount of malted barley than is typically seen in a rye. This Kentucky Straight Rye is bottled at 100 proof.

  • age
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"An affordable, 100 proof rye from Old Forester is an exciting new offering, and this whiskey has a unique mash bill and flavor profile to stand out from the crowd. The palate is strikingly unusual, with a big hit of clove. It offers a good balance of sweet and heat, with flavors of vanilla, cherrywood, and a mildly medicinal note. The finish is sweet with a bit of maple. It's likely to make an excellent choice for complex Manhattans."

Added by
Score 85

Remove ads, get access to upcoming features, and more with
Distiller Pro

Flavor Profile

Sweet & Spicy

Trusted Partner Stores