Rittenhouse Rye

21 Years Old

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 59
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Specifications
Brand: Rittenhouse
Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: A teasing mix of sweet/sour oils. Camphor, varnish, rich oak. Hugely spicy. With water there's nuts, shaved wood and flamed orange peel.
Palate: Intensely spicy, a firm grip and mouthtightening tannins overtake surprising sweetness. Scented lemon, dried rose petal.
Finish: Long wonderfully bitter. Rye!
Comment: Rye is a love or hate thing. I happen to love it. I usually prefer my ryes young, this works.
8.5
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Vibrant explosion of vanilla, turpentine, banana, pot pourri. Behind these top notes there is an autumn leaf and fermenting grass character.
Palate: Parma violets, burnt lavender, and oak.
Finish: A woody bitterness and burnt rosemary.
Comment: Way, way too much maturation for me.
6.8
Visit the distillery
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc Distillery, 1064 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY, USA
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