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.
Member Reviews and Ratings of Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof
Smoke, cream, good!
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.
Strong, bold rye, lingering tongue tingle with spiced corn taste.
Burned like a ball of fire. Yikes!! Never again
Value at its best
A great Rye addition to the bar. Smooth and follows the typical high standards of Heaven Hills!!
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
Heaven Hills does it right with this Rye! Highly recommend!!
spicey, as well as afordable
Not too expensive and amazingly delicious.
Don't know how this landed on here it was meant for Blantons is there a way to remove or edit a review?
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.
Nice rye whiskey
Smooth with a good bite.
My go-to rye for cocktails. Great value.
Much better for a mixer
Incredible value. It is very smooth but with a bit of that rye bite that you expect.
Can’t believe the price for the taste...Very smooth and flavorful
My favorite rye for cocktails.
Was strong with a bite was ok
OK had some notes of charcoal but no Carmel was smooth no after taste.
Rye forward with a-lot of spice
Smooth and great tasting!
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?
My go-to rye. I’m sorry that’s not more helpful.
I’m not a rye guy.
Excellent in Manhattan's with no afterbite.
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.
Perfect for a great manhattan.
100 proof burn. However, sweet nose and good flavor. Rye balanced with the caramel feel. A touch spicy.
I like this one.
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.
Chicago Athletic Assn. Fantastic
Great Manhattan maker!
Best rye, budget and otherwise.
Spicy, great value.
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.
My personal go-to.
Wonderful, full bodied, complex rye that is perfect in Manhattans. Also a great value in what has turned into an expensive category.
Strong but delectable.
Perfect for Manhattan's.
Enjoy the nose, add a bit of water and revel in the taste. Very tasty stuff.
Very nice! Even works well in paper cups in the cinema watching James Bond.
A kick in the nuts. But kind of pleasant, hard to explain.