Rittenhouse Very Rare 21 Year Old 100 Proof Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey
Produced in the tradition of the classic Pennsylvania or Monongahela rye whiskeys, Rittenhouse is now enjoying a renaissance. On the other hand, its older incarnations have become hugely collectible.
The bouquet offers intriguing flax/wax and grainy/bakery odors. The palate entry is oaky sweet, minerally and roasted; the midpalate offers sap-like, semisweet tastes of honey, cane syrup, cocoa and tobacco leaf. Finishes with vitality as the sweet notes turn honeyed. A blockbuster that defines straight rye whiskey.