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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Old Forester to Release a New Straight Rye Whisky

Old Forester has announced their first new mash bill in nearly 150 years with the introduction of Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky. From Old Forester:
"The newest expression from Old Forester was crafted by Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Jackie Zykan. Old Forester Rye is inspired by the historic recipe for Normandy Rye, a brand which Brown-Forman acquired in 1940. The mash bill consists of 65 percent Rye, 20 percent Malted Barley and 15 percent Corn."

The new whiskey will be bottled at 100 proof (50% alcohol) and will be offered nationwide starting on February 1, 2019 at a suggested retail price of $22.99. The rye is listed with the following tasting notes:
Aroma: Rich brown sugar and magnolia blossom, with hints of soft sassafras and candied lemon 
Taste: Spice awakens immediately leading with sharp black pepper and cinnamon stick, rounding out with notes of dried dill and baked apple
Finish: Allspice and peppercorn introduce a long and dry finish which ignites with pine, anise and bright lemon zest
No word on if this will be available in Ohio, but given the availability of other Old Forester products, we fully expect to be seeing this on shelves soon. We're excited to see a rye with that high of a proof at that price point. Stay tuned to ColumbusBourbon for updates and reviews as we begin to get our hands on this.

Source: Old Forester
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