Review #134. Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond

**Review #134 | /r/Bourbon Review #72 – Rittenhouse Rye Bottled In Bond **

The Schtick: This is the distilled at Heaven Hill edition of Ritt Rye.

Distiller: Bernheim (Heaven Hill)

Bottler: Heaven Hill

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample

Nose: Rye and mild ethanol, caramel and spicy cinnamon notes. Some nice warm molasses too.

Taste: Spicier and a bit hotter. Mild metallic note. Lots of warm rye spice, vanilla and molasses. Still pretty delicious.

Finish: Medium in duration but definitely spicier and hotter than the previous. Lots of sweet sweet molasses/vanilla, though.

Overall: Overall, and I hate to say it, but this is definitely different. It’s a little rougher and hotter, which leads me to believe it’s maybe not quite as old. It’s still delicious though, and I wouldn’t turn it down.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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