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Overall rating
78.13/100
votes
10
Category
Rye
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
80 proof
Stated Age
04 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Apr 2010 11:45 am

Average value

€ 43.93

4 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rittenhouse Rye

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.13 points

  1. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A gem from the past. Aroma is a nice rye-heavy spicy profile with a touch of fruity sweetness; Palate is sweet and a touch coppery and moves through elegant and smooth (yes I said it) in a way that’s enticing but not boring; Finish fades out a bit oaky with a sweet kicker.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 66 points Specialist

    Rittenhouse Rye has always been on my wish list, i was hoping to find an age statement bottle but i have had no luck yet. So this is just their standard distillery bottling, and it was quite cheap. For what it is and what i paid for it, i enjoyed it and it goes down easy, straight. I will still be on the hunt for their age statement bottling's. 
    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      60 60

  3. karloff scored this whisky 66 points Specialist

    I bought this as a treat to myself and enjoyed it for what it's worth.
    • Nose
      Lots and lots of stewed fruit in a big pan, a cherry ice lolly and some blood orange. The nose is not great, this what i found after a lot of nosing, inside the house and out.
    • Taste
      Quite smooth and sweet as it should be. It has a slight taste of Bourbon in there, but over all the candy taste is what dominates this Rye.
    • Finish
      A short and sweet finish, but very pleasant.

  4. zinaf scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    No water to this one if you are not into the bourbons like me.

    SGP: 741
    • Nose
      Not overly sweet; caramel; grainy, cereal. Develops on sweet vanilla, then onto candy floss. Sweet candy, perfume; toffifee.

      Water - loses some of the sweetness; cereals.

      With time - something dirty comes up; oily.
    • Taste
      Smooth. Bitter; white pepper; 

      Water - moved towards bourbon profile - orange; toffee
    • Finish
      Medium; Pepper bites the tongue, then sweet, then bourbon like with more pepper. 

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