What's in a name? Rittenhouse Straight Rye whiskey is called whiskey because it's produced in America. Were it from Scotland it would be spelled Rittenhouse Straight Rye whisky, rather than 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