Rye whiskey is so named due to the recipe consisting of at least 51% rye, usually followed by corn, and barley, in some combination. Bourbon contains at least 51% corn, and often contains some percentage of rye to add some spicy notes. It is often in the range of 15% rye. There are also high rye bourbons with 30% rye.
Old Grand-Dad is a high rye bourbon and is quite spicy, while still being sweet.
Old Forester Rye is 65% Rye, 20% Malted Barley, and 15% Corn.
The aroma is very minty with oak and cinnamon.
The flavor is very spicy, but less sweet than most bourbons. I taste mint followed by sweet, cinnamon, a peppery heat, and of all things, bubble gum!
Age: No Age Statement
Proof: 100% (50% ABV)
Price: $25 for 750ml (NC ABC)
Buy Again: Maybe on occasion