Rittenhouse is one of few Rye Whiskeys that was available throughout the dark age of Rye, where it was nearly impossible to get a bottle of Rye. Rittenhouse was known as the weapon of choice in the arsenal of many cocktail masters who knew what Rye can deliver. Rittenhouse is a modern Rye that includes the roots of Pennsylvania (Monongahela) style Rye even though it’s being produced in Kentucky by Heaven Hill.
Rittenhouse Straight Rye is bottled in bond which means that it is a product of a single distillery, made in a single season in a single year. It is aged for at least 4 years and is mostly made from Rye mash. Recently updated with a 1930’s label this Rye Whisky is a monumental creation.
Appearance / Color
Dark caramel with hints of copper.
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Pretty light on the nose it has a lot of rye to offer with some vanilla and caramel.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Big bold rye spice with honey, red pepper and caramel syrup.
Long and pleasant finish with rye fading out and oak, corn and barley kicking in.