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Old Forester Rye

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NDN98

I don't drink a lot of rye, but I think the OF Rye is great and much better than some of the High West ryes that are 3-4X more expensive.

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lcpfratn

I got to sample this from a distributor rep the other day, and I think it’s pretty darn good. It’s hitting shelves now in my area, and I think it will do very well, especially given the price point.

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Anvil 20

I had never tried a rye, but wanted to, and so with the favorable reviews in this thread I decided to give this one a try. 

 

I enjoyed it.  I actually found the spiciness to be reminiscent of WT101 (the bourbon, not the rye, which I've never had).   Maybe not a sweet as WT, and a little more floral. 

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FlounderinDC

Love the OF Rye. It is now my staple for cocktails but it is also great on its own....

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Kepler
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On 5/8/2019 at 4:23 PM, FlounderinDC said:

Love the OF Rye. It is now my staple for cocktails but it is also great on its own....

Agree.  I assume it will be awhile for bars to catch up.  Was in a nice steakhouse last weekend and ordered an old fashioned with rye.  The waiter said they normally use KC rye as their standard, and based on experience with KC rye cocktails I didn't ask him to change anything.  But I agree this OF will be superb in cocktails.

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Radioyada
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Wrong forum post

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kcgumbohead

As I spend more time with this I am noticing a distinct green bell pepper note in addition to the spice which I like and the sweetness. Bell pepper is not my favorite among the various peppers out there so I am understanding why this one and I are dancing a bit more than I do with, say, Rittenhouse. It was love at first sip with that one. OF is finding more of a home among the "mood pours" for me.

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EarthQuake
8 hours ago, kcgumbohead said:

As I spend more time with this I am noticing a distinct green bell pepper note in addition to the spice which I like and the sweetness. Bell pepper is not my favorite among the various peppers out there so I am understanding why this one and I are dancing a bit more than I do with, say, Rittenhouse. It was love at first sip with that one. OF is finding more of a home among the "mood pours" for me.

Yeah I get some distinct herbaceous and vegetal qualities out of this stuff. With MGP it's dill, mabybe Old Forester it's bell pepper?

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flahute

All I know is that I like it a lot.

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whiskeyman 53

I'm  sipping on this on a spring deck night. This is now one of my top 3 rye  whiskies. I find myself to be a 95-100% rye mashbill fan. On a trip to my local whiskey store it was suggested that I try this due to owner as well as customer reviews. I did and I am thrilled to have expanded my whiskey pallate to a mashbill that does or should I say did not fit into my flavor profile. OF Rye starts off with that nice rye spice followed by a fruit sweetness and finishes with spicy oak and caramel. This is a must buy ,great job Old Forester. Let this sit for several minutes after your first sip and the   sweetness will come out to combine with the spice and wood for an exceptional pour.

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