Founded in 1933, Continental Distillery named this whiskey after Rittenhouse Square in Pennsylvania. The distillery went out of business in 1979, but the brand was resurrected by Kentucky distillery Heaven Hill. Traditionally, Pennsylvania ryes have a sweeter and spicier taste profile than the Maryland versions, and the Rittenhouse is one of the few remaining examples available of the style.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Quite vegetal and sweet at first; pears in syrup; fruit salad chews; very shy spice; A wisp of smoke.
Palate: Green banana and marzipan. Coconut. Spicy but given quite bitter towards the end.
Retails for around £25