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.
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.
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.
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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This is the distilled at Heaven Hill edition of Ritt Rye.
Rye and mild ethanol, caramel and spicy cinnamon notes. Some nice warm molasses too.
Spicier and a bit hotter. Mild metallic note. Lots of warm rye spice, vanilla and molasses. Still pretty delicious.
Medium in duration but definitely spicier and hotter than the previous. Lots of sweet sweet molasses/vanilla, though.
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.
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