Rittenhouse Very Rare 23 Year Old 100 Proof Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey
Reportedly the smaller production run in the extra aged Rittenhouse series (the others were the 21 and 25-year-olds), as a point of comparison, the 21-year-old release was 32 barrels. The 23-year-old was just 25 barrels. While all three expressions were aged on the lowest floors of rickhouse OO, as single-barrel releases, each barrel release will yield a slightly different whiskey. Produced at the scenic Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, home of numerous other whiskeys - mostly bourbons - the 23 Year Old comes packaged in a tall tapered, gold-printed bottle. It goes without saying that this is now extremely unusual to find.
A distinctive nose with sweet caramel, cinnamon and clove. The whiskey blossoms on the tongue with flavors of cinnamon, caramelized sugar, fresh cut grass and vanilla. A smooth and lingering finish.