In 2006, the Rittenhouse 100 Proof Bottled-in-Bond Straight Rye was named North American Whiskey of the Year at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. A great honor, especially since it sells for under $20.
The brand was started in Maryland and is now produced in Kentucky by Heaven Hill, which also owns bourbons Evan Williams and Elijah Craig.
What is the mash bill? I assume that the word, "Straight" use on the label is simply the legal term requiring at least 51% of the mash be Rye. But I prefer the flavor imparted by a 100% rye mash. Does anyone know what percentage rye Heaven Hill uses with Rittenhouse Rye?
Rittenhouse Rye is made by Heaven Hill Distilleries. We suggest you contact the brand directly to find out where you can get a bottle near you: http://www.heavenhill.com/contact-us.
Brightyoungthingposted 4 years ago
Searched all around town. Can't seem to find it near me :-/
Bob Probertposted 4 years ago
I write a spirits column for The Record, the large daily newspaper in northern New Jersey. I'm currently working on a story about rye and am considering featuring Rittenhouse in the piece.
Would you be interested in helping me with it? If so, please contact me at the email I listed or give me a call at 646.912.1338. If there is a public relations company you work with and would prefer I talk to, please send me their contact information.
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