Today, Old Forester Distilling Co. launches Old Forester Rye Single Barrel, marking the first innovation of this rye recipe since the original 100 proof release. Presented unfiltered and at barrel strength, the product is available nationwide and at Old Forester Distilling Co. in limited quantities.
Since the release of Old Forester Rye in 2019, fans of Old Forester have been clamoring for a barrel strength iteration. Old Forester Rye was the first new recipe from Old Forester in nearly 150 years and has quickly become a beloved expression for bartenders and consumers.
“The Old Forester Rye Single Barrel delivers on the same balanced and unique flavor profile of our 100 proof expression, only amplified and in unfiltered, raw form,” Master Taster Jackie Zykan said.
Old Forester Rye Single Barrel will be available starting June 1 at the retail shop at Old Forester Distilling Co. and nationwide for $79.99 in limited 750mL quantities. Visit OldForester.com for more information and to find retailers nationwide.
Old Forester Single Barrel Rye Tasting Notes:
Color: Rich terracotta
Aroma: Dessert forward, creamy vanilla and lemon custard alongside rich caramel and dark brown sugar
Taste: Full-bodied with a base of ripe orchard fruit, subtle cinnamon stick, dried dill and hazelnut
Finish: Lengthy and spice driven, with peripheral black pepper and underpinnings of green anisette