Old Forester Rye

Rye

Old Forester // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.74
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 227 )

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
    NAS
  • abv
    50.0
  • 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."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Spicy