Old Forester Straight Rye Whiskey
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In 1870 Old Forester began bottling Bourbon, 150 years later they have introduced their first Rye Whiskey. The historic recipe, acquired in 1940, features a mash bill of 65% Rye, 20% Malted Barley, and 15% Corn. The high proportion of barley allows for a fully natural fermentation process, forgoing the need for artificial enzymes commonly found in high rye mash bills. It also yields a unique floral character, balancing the sharp, brisk spice of the rye grain. At 100 proof, Old Forester Rye plays beautifully in a cocktail but also stands up boldly on its own.
Spice awakens immediately leading with sharp black pepper and cinnamon stick, rounding out with notes of dried dill and baked apple. Allspice and peppercorn introduce a dry finish which ignites with pine, anise, and bright lemon zest.