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A must have LMDW“ When it comes to rye whiskey, three names immediately spring to mind: Sazerac, Van Winkle and Rittenhouse. The first two are extremely hard to come by in France. The same cannot be said for Rittenhouse, a tribute to the first colonials who landed in Philadelphia. Representing the best value for money in its category, it is a shining example of its kind. The pride and joy of Max Shapira, owner of the family-run Heaven Hill distillery in Louisville, where this authentic rye whiskey is made. La Maison du Whisky has been importing and distributing this multi-award-winning classic for over 19 years now - and we still love its violet liquorice notes as much as ever.
Made from 51% minimum rye, rye whiskey was long classified as an ‘endangered species’. Rye has been experiencing the full throes of revival since the early 2000s, yet is still reduced to a handful of worthy examples. The 100 proof Rittenhouse version is refreshingly modern and is one of the most appealing examples of this revival.
Profile: intense, fresh. Notes of rye, precious wood and heady florals. A fruity (orange, greengage plum, candied lemon) and spicy (cardamom, nutmeg) richness.
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