Rittenhouse Rye

Rittenhouse Rye bottle

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Rittenhouse Rye

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.1Rittenhouse Rye Review – The Meade Mule

Heaven Hill later purchased the brand when whiskey was in decline.

In 2022, Heaven Hill introduced a private barrel selection program for Rittenhouse Rye.