Rittenhouse Rye 100 (Heaven Hill/Bernheim)
Added on Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 09:10 AM
  Bottler: Heaven Hill
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $25 Availability: Wide
Distilled at Heaven Hill's Bernheim Distillery (DSP-KY-1)
Member Ratings and Notes
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The nose has honey and spice; it smells like the baking aisle in a market. On the palate, the spice is in the forefront followed by the honey and some more perfume type notes. The finish is slightly bitter with a touch of honey sweetness.

 

This is quite different than my memories of the Rittenhouse distilled at Brown Forman and not in a good way. The sweet honey notes are a bit too prominent for my tastes. The honey gives it a floral/perfume note that hides some of the spice, and I don't generally like a lot of perfume in my whiskey. It's a very disappointing result for a whiskey that used to be an old standby at a great price.

 
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