rye
caramel
spicy
oak
vanilla
red pepper
sweet
syrup
honey
Spiral Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof
Rittenhouse
Straight Rye 100 Proof
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.
Price:
$43.99
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. 
 
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    United States
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    Heaven Hill
  • Bottler
    Heaven Hill
  • Age
    At least 4 year old

Rittenhouse

Straight Rye 100 Proof

(0.75l, 50%)


7.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
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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