Rittenhouse Rye

Rittenhouse Rye

Paid: $23 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Heaven Hill

Region: Kentucky

50% ABV

Mashbill: 51% rye, 37% corn, 12% malted barley

Aged For: Minimum 4 years

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #3

Chill Filtered: Yes

 


 

Color: Dark Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Cinnamon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, rye, and cloves. Sweet (Can tell it’s a barley legal rye)

Mouthfeel: Thick

Palate/Taste: Vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, you can tell that it’s a more youthful Pikesville, pepper and herbs.

Finish: Medium warmth and good length with lingering cinnamon and cloves.

Thoughts: Probably my favorite of the budget ryes, spicier than your average bourbon, but still has a good rye tinge.

Score: 83 out of 100

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