Rittenhouse 100 Proof Straight Rye Whisky

Rittenhouse 100 Proof Straight Rye Whisky

(0.75l, 50%)


7.5/10
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$22.99
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A Bartender’s weapon of choice.
 
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. 
 
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    United States
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    At least 4 year old

Flavour Spiral™

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rye
caramel
spicy
oak
vanilla
red pepper
sweet
syrup
honey
What does Rittenhouse 100 Proof Straight Rye Whisky taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Rittenhouse 100 Proof Straight Rye Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark caramel with hints of copper.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
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.
 
Finish
Long and pleasant finish with rye fading out and oak, corn and barley kicking in.

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Ratings & Reviews
Charles
Charles,
My first real Rye whiskey, great at its price point, and especially at it's 50% strength and bottle in bond. Can't say I have fallen for Rye, but would go to this one again. Cheers Charlie
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Loves this.
 
David
David,
A fine easy to drink Rye. Not to complex, but, still a good pour or mixer.
 
Melanie
Melanie,
This is a good smooth whiskey. I drink whiskey with water or club soda but this would be fine on it's own.
 
Blake
Blake,
Love it for mixing! Love it neat! It is great to always have around! Yeah it isn't complex but it will keep you warm.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
I can't complain about this really at all - only that it doesn't carry the complexity and depth that I know can exist in a quality whiskey. For the price point though - and enjoyable neat at 100 proof, this has a balance in both taste and production/sale that I love. Makes terrific Manhattans by the way and other rye forward cocktails.
 
John
John,
Good for mixing, stands up nicely with vermouth.
 
scott
scott,
This is a spice and flavor bomb. Every bar should have a bottle of this for mixed drinks that need a nice Rye with the goods to stand up to ice and other cocktail ingredients to make a superb prohibition era libation!
 
Donald
Donald,
This is not fantastic but it will do for a cocktail.
 
Anastasia
Anastasia,
Hot, spirit forward rye that's my favourite to use in cocktails and for mixology.
 
Wendy
Wendy,
We loved this!
 
Greg
Greg,
For a 100 proof whiskey, this one is flavor front with heat following slowly. I drink my whiskey neat and this is very drinkable. The price point is spot on. The copper color is quite nice. The flavor profile includes vanilla, spice and ripe fruit. More complex than I would expect. Definitely an especially enjoyable everyday whiskey.
 
Terry
Terry,
I enjoyed this rye, I would say nice clean crisp taste, and I would buy again.
 
Brian
Brian,
this is what i think about when rye enters a conversation. none better in this price range
 
Scott
Scott,
Nice and smooth
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very tasty, one of my go-to ryes.
 
Scott
Scott,
Nice and smooth
 
Sam
Sam,
One of the best ryes in this price range
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Great for the price
 
Matt
Matt,
Solid as a stand alone or for making cocktails.
 
Carter
Carter,
great everyday drinker, especially at the price. Little spice but overall a nice sweet profile for my taste
 
Amy
Amy,
Bold, very strong, smell is appealing
 
Ro
Ro,
My go-to for cocktails. Packs a punch with lots of flavor.
 
Pete
Pete,
Spicy but with some butterscotch.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Really spicy. The extra alcohol shines through.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Best Manhattan base ever
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Spiced & Sweet, harsh burn but makes up in flavour
 
Carl
Carl,
Smoke, cream, good!
 
Chuck
Chuck,
Wow.. this one is as smooth as it is STRONG.. it will knock you on your butt if you're not careful. I think i'll take Jame's advice and made Old Fashioned with it.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Strong, bold rye, lingering tongue tingle with spiced corn taste. Spot on.
 
David
David,
Burned like a ball of fire. Yikes!! Never again
 
Brent
Brent,
Value at its best
 
Kevin
Kevin,
A great Rye addition to the bar. Smooth and follows the typical high standards of Heaven Hills!!
 
James
James,
Spicy. Makes for an excellent old fashioned, the dryness of the rye and the pepper and spice notes really balance nicely with a bit of sugar and bitters
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Heaven Hills does it right with this Rye! Highly recommend!!
 
Brian
Brian,
spicey, as well as afordable
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Not too expensive and amazingly delicious.
Kyle
Kyle,
Don't know how this landed on here it was meant for Blantons is there a way to remove or edit a review?
Jim
Jim,
Maybe I still looking to be able to taste the things I am suppose to. It was very dry and did not taste the flavors that where mention about it. it the first rye whiskey I tried. Maybe it will grow on me.
 
Steve
Steve,
Nice rye whiskey
 
Brad
Brad,
Smooth with a good bite.
 
Leah
Leah,
My go-to rye for cocktails. Great value.
 
Gerry
Gerry,
Very good
 
Robert
Robert,
Much better for a mixer
 
Charles
Charles,
Incredible value. It is very smooth but with a bit of that rye bite that you expect.
 
Jake
Jake,
Can’t believe the price for the taste...Very smooth and flavorful
 
Mario
Mario,
My favorite rye for cocktails.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Was strong with a bite was ok
 
Jim
Jim,
OK had some notes of charcoal but no Carmel was smooth no after taste.
 
Albert
Albert,
Rye forward with a-lot of spice
 
David
David,
Smooth and great tasting!
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
So you said you wanted a rye... What Jack is to bourbon and Johnnie is to scotch; so Rittenhouse is to rye. It doesn't roll off the tongue as well though. I suggest Rittenhouse as a base for mixing but it's not bad on its own. It's very mellow for a rye but less syrupy sweet than many bourbons. A good choice for the price point but you can get 1776 for similar. Maybe if you're wheening yourself off sweet liquors?
 
Sam
Sam,
My go-to rye. I’m sorry that’s not more helpful.
 
Zechariah
Zechariah,
I’m not a rye guy.
 
Richard
Richard,
Very tasty
 
Behnam
Behnam,
Excellent in Manhattan's with no afterbite.
 
Dean
Dean,
I am partial to Ryes, this one is great. Has a strong rye flavor and a nice warming/spiciness on the front end with a slight sweet burnt caramel on the back end with lasting spice. Doesn't need a capful of water, but it does bring out the sweet tones and caramel flavor of this whiskey.
 
Michael
Michael,
Perfect for a great manhattan.
 
Brad
Brad,
100 proof burn. However, sweet nose and good flavor. Rye balanced with the caramel feel. A touch spicy.
 
Joe
Joe,
I like this one.
 
Micah
Micah,
You don't get the true flavor of the grain until really late. The initial flavors are a wonderful blend of honey and some sweeter spice notes. I can see how this would stand up nicely in a manhattan.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Chicago Athletic Assn. Fantastic
 
Jimmy
Jimmy,
Good
 
Deja
Deja,
Spicy.
 
Amaury
Amaury,
Great Manhattan maker!
 
Eric
Eric,
Best rye, budget and otherwise.
 
guest
guest,
Spicy, great value.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
The aroma signals a strong, high-octane rye with a warm vanilla note. Satisfying heat, strong rye tang on the tongue with a nice complement of sweet notes. Looking forward to buying a bottle to add this as an ingredient in my cocktails.
 
Zac
Zac,
My personal go-to.
 
guest
guest,
Wonderful, full bodied, complex rye that is perfect in Manhattans. Also a great value in what has turned into an expensive category.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Strong but delectable.
 
guest
guest,
Perfect for Manhattan's.
 
Josh
Josh,
Enjoy the nose, add a bit of water and revel in the taste. Very tasty stuff.
 
SJ
SJ,
Very nice! Even works well in paper cups in the cinema watching James Bond.
 
Vladimir
Vladimir,
A kick in the nuts. But kind of pleasant, hard to explain.
 
Peter
Peter,
Really good for a yungster.
 
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