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.