Rittenhouse Rye Review
Expression: Rittenhouse Rye
Region: Kentucky, USA
If you’re trigger finger’s been itching to put a new notch under your whisky tasting belt, then SADDLE UP COWBOY
You’re about to get a taste of one of America’s greatest contributions to world culture.
It ain’t baseball, apple pie, jazz, or David Haseslhoff (for the Germans)
It’s rye whisky, and when it’s done right it’s like tasking a bite outta a big ole’ pumpernickel rye deli sandwich.
Gritty, spicy, with a bit of sweetness.
The Rittenhouse Rye is a great place to start if it’s your first go-around at the Rye Rodeo.
It’s a nice bargain and exceptionally smooth for a 100-proof rye.
Pretty nice for sipping, but it’s true talent is as a mixer if you’re serving up some Boulevardiers, Manhattan, or other rye-based cocktails behind the bar.
Rittenhouse Rye Tasting Notes
Nose: Like a carpenter’s mill with notes of cherry, cinnamon, and spicy cola in the air
Palate: Spicy nutmeg with brown sugar rice pudding
Finish: Short but satisfying. Cloves with some more oak and feint chilies.
Score 82 /100