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Rittenhouse Rye

Rittenhouse Straight Rye Bottled in Bond Whisky bottle

Credit: Lost Cargo

Vitals

Style
Rye (
Bottled-in-Bond, Straight
)
Proof
100
MSRP (2020)
$25
Age
4 years
Mashbill
51% rye, 37% corn, 12% malted barley
Bottler
Availability
Year-Round
Format
750mL

What You Should Know

  • Rittenhouse Rye is one of the only widely-available bottled-in-bond rye whiskeys available regularly.
  • Heaven Hill introduced Rittenhouse Rye in the 1990s, but the brand has a much longer history.
  • Before bourbon became America's spirit, rye was the most popular form of whiskey in the US, made in two styles: Maryland rye (some corn in the mash bill) and Pennsylvania rye (high rye, no corn). 
  • Rittenhouse Square Rye was introduced in 1934 by The Continental Distilling Corporation, named after Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square.
  • Heaven Hill purchased the brand when whiskey was in decline.
  • The Meade Mule does an outstanding job of diving into the history of rye whiskey and Rittenhouse Rye's place in that history.
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Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond neck label
Credit: Lost Cargo