Issue Seven Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Old Forester – 100 Proof Rye

Old Forester
100 Proof Rye 

Proof: 100
ABV: 50%
Style: Rye
State: KY
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens 8.3

Nose: Grassy and hay note that is fresh.Rye bread and pumpernickel. Fragrant rose water. Cane sugar and nutty spiced pecans.

Palate: Gallops in on a high cinnamon flavor then calms to the earthy wood notes and tobacco. Coffee and toffee combo that heightens the interest. Slightest quaff of citrus.

Finish: Shorter finish but balanced at the end after the fiery cinnamon.

Comments: Would love this in a Manhattan to add some zing.

Susan Reigler 8.0

Nose: Very light aroma of rye grass. The nose is dominated by a curious watermelon candy note and root beer.

Palate: Very sweet and missing the spice usually found in rye. Caramel and some leather have replaced the candy notes of the nose for a balanced palate.

Finish: Dries to oak tannins and pepper.

Comments: This whiskey has multiple personalities. Water enhances all three, so definitely consider adding an ice cube.


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