Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky

Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky - Bottled in Bond 100 proof

Price - $25.99

Should you buy it?  YES

Bottle in Bond and at 100 proof, you would expect this to have a nice kick in the teeth.  Surprisingly it does not.

On the nose:  Hints of oak and fruit.

First sip:  The wood notes are prominent with the fruit in the background creeping up.  Lips are tingly from the alcohol content, but in a good way.

Second sip:  The fruit has become more up front, and giving it a minute to wash over my tongue, it transforms to a strangely banana taste in the finish.  Have to say this is the first Whiskey where I have ever experienced that taste.

The verdict:  As it is not overpowering in any of its characters, this would be a great addition to your collection to just sip, but I believe it would make great cocktails.