It’s the Monday before 4th of July and not only do I have a review for you on Rittenhouse Straight Rye whiskey but I also have a video blog featuring a cocktail drink I made with Rittenhouse that would be good for any BBQ.
Rittehouse Rye is produced by Heaven Hills and produced in the tradition of classic rye whiskies that were once the prominent style in American whiskey. The bottle I bought was around $25.
Here is the thing, for the price, this rye is pretty darn good. I’ve tasted far more expensive rye whiskies that weren’t as good as this rye. It’s not a high-end whiskey but, if you are on a budget and are looking for something that is affordable, tasty and good quality, then Rittehouse Rye is it. This whiskey will surprise you.
Nose: vanilla, oak and spices
Palate: creamy, vanilla and sweetness
Finish: smooth whiskey with a bite at the end
This is an everyday whiskey that also will mixes well in cocktails. You can’t beat the price and what you get in return. I definitely enjoyed it and was very surprised on the taste and creaminess of it. The upside, if you don’t like it you didn’t pay a lot for it and you can always mix it with something else.
Here is a cocktail recipe that is easy to make. You will need the following:
Rittenhouse Rye (or any rye whiskey of your choice), Cocktail mixer, vermouth and ice
1 part cocktail mixer (I used William Sonoma cocktail mixer Yuzu-Meyer Lemon. It has a bit of a tart taste. If you want something sweeter you can use their Blood Orange-Satsuma mixer. These run at about $16 or so).
1 part Rittenhouse Rye (or whatever rye/whiskey you have in hand)
Splash of dry vermouth
See video for the how to!
The cocktail is delicious and pairs well with the Rittenhouse. If you are looking for a tart tasting cocktail the Yuzu-Meyer Lemon mixer gives you that tart taste while the Blood Orange-Satsuma mixer is sweeter. So, if you are looking for a cocktail to feature in your 4th of July events, I do recommend trying these, but also recommend the Rittenhouse Rye. It’s a steal!
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.