A new expression drops from Old Forester and it’s their rye whiskey, this time at barrel strength. Clad in the traditional single barrel livery, except this time in the ubiquitous rye green hue.
As with all single barrel selections, this will come out in a variety of proofs and it looks to be around 127 proof, at least from warehouse G floor 3. Old Forester’s rye has been around since 2019 and has received a decent reception, but now we’ll really be able to see what this rye can bring to the table at that higher proof and unique profiles found in their single barrel selection program.
This is the second splash that Old Forester has made recently.
The first, was when they switched from their 90-proof barrel selections, electing to go for the more potent barrel-strength model that many of their competitors had been adopting. This is to match pace with the changing palate of the whiskey community, which has of late trended towards seeking-out higher-proof options than many entry level consumers would be comfortable drinking.
Much of the time, this higher proof comes with more intense flavors that trained palates are able to wade through and pick-apart.
Keep an eye out for this release in your local liquor stores if they get lucky enough to snag a pick from Old Forester and if we get our hands on it we’ll make sure to let you know how it is!