With Old Forester Single Barrel Barrel Strength Rye, you have to let this open up. It is HOT initially, but eventually becomes one of the best pours on the market. Initially, I got a mild red hot candied cinnamon and mild caramel aroma that lies under the cinnamon of Old Forester Single Barrel Barrel Strength Rye. Even the rye is mild as it mingles with the other aromas.
The palate is unabashed peppery rye. It’s a little creamy and hot, but eventually opens up with some sweetness. However, it does not start as hot as Old Forester's bourbon equivalent.
These are the quick notes. Now for the review.