Insider knowledge: Rittenhouse Straight Rye whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Rittenhouse Straight Rye whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
I first tried Rittenhouse Rye at the Blythswood Hotel's cocktail bar in Glasgow where it is used as the base for 'The Blythswood' cocktail - their signature old fashioned. I enjoyed it so much I sought out a bottle back home in Aberdeen and thoroughly loved it, both in old fashioned form or simply poured over a single large chunk of ice.
you can tell I didn't get it from MoM (due to being out of stock) but I did buy a bottle of the 100 proof version from this site - also highly recommended!!
Love this for what it is - dark sugar sweetness and a kick that is enjoyed slowly with ice.
10th January 2012