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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.

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. Since the release of Old Forester Rye in 2019, fans of Old Forester have been clamoring to try it at barrel strength.

"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.

This expression, although extremely limited, will be available nationwide, though not through Old Foresterʼs private By the Barrel program. For more information about availability, please feel free to reach out to your favorite retailer.

  • Aroma

Dessert forward, creamy vanilla and lemon custard alongside rich caramel

and dark brown sugar.

  • Flavor

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 unpinnings of

green anisette and crisp mint.


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