Old Forester Barrel Proof Single Barrel Rye – 130.6

Huge baking spice with cinnamon, cadamom, clove and mint. Holy cow the flavor on the palate takes me back to my first sip of George T Stagg a decade ago. I didn’t think whiskey COULD taste this good and this flavorful. Spice throughout with warming bread and fruit notes. Red and tropical fruits, then a lingering cinnamon and oak spice. There’s deep cherry and raspberry as well. I DID NOT LIKE this whiskey the first time I had it a year ago. This bottlling at 130.6 proof is as good as any BTAC bottling I’ve ever tasted. Since you can’t get Sazerac 18 at full proof, this will have to do! Holy cow! HALL OF FAME!