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Rittenhouse Rye Bottled In Bond

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Rittenhouse Rye may start with a weaker nose, but it pulls through and redeems itself with a slightly more pleasant palate and finish. The fruit mixes nicely with the light pepper and heat and provides a really easy to drink rye.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The whiskey is a little spicy-hot, but the notes of brown butter, burnt sugar, and dried fruits help to tame the fire. The finish lingers on your palate with maple syrup and honeysuckle.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Ripe in flavor, it shows slight mint from the rye and a complex voyage of herbs with a touch of chocolate here and walnut shell there. There’s a reason bartenders love mixing with this; it’s good neat or on the rocks.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste has great spices, with touches of chili powder and black pepper that change to cinnamon with hints of honey underneath. The finish is long, slow to fade, and spicy. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: Perhaps it's Heaven Hill's cost of money, maybe it's just good business sense, but Heaven Hill continues to produce outstanding whiskeys at great values that remain available regularly on shelves.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: With a near-perfect flavor profile and just the right mix of bite and sweetness on the finish, Rittenhouse continues to hit it out of the park, and at these prices, it’s no wonder that many stores limit how many bottles you can buy.
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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and drying, with plenty of baking spice notes.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Spicier and a bit hotter. Mild metallic note. Lots of warm rye spice, vanilla and molasses
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  • Intro:

    This is the distilled at Heaven Hill edition of Ritt Rye.

  • Nose:

    Rye and mild ethanol, caramel and spicy cinnamon notes. Some nice warm molasses too.

  • Taste:

    Spicier and a bit hotter. Mild metallic note. Lots of warm rye spice, vanilla and molasses. Still pretty delicious.

  • Finish:

    Medium in duration but definitely spicier and hotter than the previous. Lots of sweet sweet molasses/vanilla, though.

  • Overall:

    Overall, and I hate to say it, but this is definitely different. It's a little rougher and hotter, which leads me to believe it's maybe not quite as old. It's still delicious though, and I wouldn't turn it down.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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