The Best Rye Whiskey for an Old Fashioned
Old Forester Rye is hands down your best option for a Rye Old Fashioned. Old Forester is bottled at 50% ABV and has no age statement. It’s an American whiskey with high scores across the board on the Whiskey Raiders site.
Why is Old Forester Rye the Best for a Rye Old Fashioned?
Old Forester Rye is the best rey for an old fashioned, because it is a decent rye that’s not going to break the bank. It’s got all the characteristics of a great rye, but not super complex. Perfect for a all kinds of whiskey cocktails with plenty going on.
- Nose: Fresh on the nose with lots of cracked pepper, clove, a hint of mint, and big clove + brown sugar.
- Taste: Thin to medium on the palate, plenty of brown sugar, clove, coffee, toffee, and some spearmint. A bit of oak, but not a ton.
- Finish: Long finish, leaning a hair bitter but brought back around with clove, brown sugar and some brown butter.
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