Old Forester Launches Rye Single Barrel

Old Forester Rye Single Barrel

Old Forester Distilling Co has launched Old Forester Rye Single Barrel, marking the first innovation of its rye recipe since the original 100 proof release. Presented unfiltered and at barrel strength, the whiskey is available nationwide and at Old Forester Distilling Co. in limited quantities.

Since the initial release of Old Forester Rye in 2019, fans of Old Forester have been asking 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,” said Master Taster Jackie Zykan. 

A rich terracotta in color, the rye whiskey offers dessert-formed aromas of creamy vanilla and lemon custard alongside rich caramel and dark brown sugar. The palate is full-bodied with a base of ripe orchard fruit, subtle cinnamon stick, dried dill, and hazelnut. The finish is described as, “Lengthy and spice driven, with peripheral black pepper and underpinnings of green anisette.”

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. For more information and to find retailers nationwide, head over to the brand’s official website.

In April, Old Forester launched The 117 Series, along with its first release the High Angels’ Share. The new whiskey range will be focused on “experimentation and innovation” and will be managed by Old Forester Master Taster Jackie Zykan. The first release from the Series is the High Angels’ Share.

In September, Old Forester began celebrating its 150th Anniversary by releasing a limited edition Bourbon. The new whiskey from the Brown-Forman-owned brand honors the legacy of George Garvin Brown, who started the distillery back in 1870.