Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Brown-Forman, has announced the launch of a new rye whisky expression, from its Kentucky based Old Forester brand.

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky (50% ABV) which is the distillery's first new grain recipe in nearly 150 years, has been produced using a mash bill consisting of 65% rye, 20% malted barley and 15% corn.

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky

This latest expression from Old Forester, which was inspired by the historic recipe for Normandy Rye, a brand which Brown-Forman acquired in 1940, was crafted by Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Jackie Zykan.

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky, is said to deliver notes of brown sugar, magnolia blossom, soft sassafras and candied lemon on the nose. Followed by notes of spice, sharp black pepper, cinnamon sticks, dried dill and baked apples on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Chris Morris, said: "Throughout history, rye whisky showcased a balanced grain recipe. The high proportion of malted barley in this traditional recipe allows for a wholly natural fermentation process, leveraging Old Forester's proprietary yeast strain. The generous percentage of Malted Barley yields a unique floral character, producing a remarkably balanced Rye."

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky, will be available next month from specialist retailers in the US, for a RRP of $22.99.

Posted by Steve Rush