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Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond

Rye — Kentucky, USA

Tasted
4.0
4.0 out of 5 stars
Distinct from other rye offerings with its focus on core rye bread and spice character, Rittenhouse Rye opens with rye bread, cinnamon, caraway, clove, nutmeg, cherries, dark maple, and black tea in the nose. Here, caraway steals the show, both for its prominence and its distinctiveness among the notes typical of other ryes. The palate reveals more citrus character, biting rye spice, baked apples, pumpernickel, black tea, orange rind, black soda, and then dries neatly into a drawn out finish which introduces at last menthol to its layered presentation of rye spice character. Warming, with a powerful spice character.