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Rittenhouse Rye

Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky has a storied past with a heritage that commemorates Philadelphia's famous Rittenhouse Square. Bottled-in-Bond, today's Rittenhouse carries the distinct, spicy flavor that is long associated with the brand. Rittenhouse is the Rye Whisky of choice for both mixologists and whisky aficionados alike.

Proof: 100 Proof
Age: 4 Years Old

How to enjoy

Brand Awards & Accolades

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Tasting Notes

  • Color: Mahogany
  • Aroma: Dried fruits, toffee, and sweet peppers
  • Taste: Clean, rich, cocoa, citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla
  • Finish: Lingering maple-like spiciness

A Bartender's

Rittenhouse Rye remains a favorite
behind the bar. Here are a few reasons
why bartenders love this Pennsylvania-
style classic.

It has an abundance of flavor

It has an abundance
of flavor

The spice of the rye, the subtle sweetness and texture of the corn, and that bit of toast from the barley. It all works together.

It stands up in cocktails

It stands up in cocktails

As a Bottled-in-Bond spirit, this 100 proof rye creates a strong flavor foundation that doesn't get lost when mixed.

It has a rich history

It has a rich history

Bartenders love a good story, and Rittenhouse Rye is a heritage brand steeped in American history and whiskey-making lore.

The Revival of Cocktail Culture

As a longtime staple of world-class bartenders, discover the story of how Rittenhouse Rye helped revive modern cocktail culture.


Back at the beginning of the craft cocktail movement, Rittenhouse was the benchmark then—and it remains the benchmark now.

Joaquín Simó

World-Class Bartender



Take one look at Rittenhouse's label and
you'll know you're drinking the good
stuff. As a Bottled-in-Bond, it carries a
stamp of quality, consistency
and transparency. To learn more about this
whiskey-making tradition and our
bonded lineup, visit the experience.


Rye and Bourbon,

Our Bottled-in-Bond portfolio features
Rittenhouse Rye and several other historic
brands acquired and preserved over our
86+ year history. To learn more about our
bonded lineup, visit the experience.



  • Traditionally spicy
  • Classically used for Manhattans
  • General characteristics are a prevalent spice and oil that coats the mouth


  • Traditionally sweet
  • Classically used for Old Fashioneds
  • General characteristics are defined by the corn, often sweet and creamy

Rittenhouse is perfect for a Manhattan. The balance between the rye and corn in the mashbill brings spice with just a touch of sweetness to this classic cocktail.

Lynn House

Lynn House

Heaven Hill Distillery's Portfolio Mixologist

Make a

To try your hand at crafting this spirit
-forward cocktail, reach for Rittenhouse.
The balance between the rye and corn in
the mashbill brings spice and a touch of
sweetness to a Manhattan.

Quality, Guaranteed

On March 3, 1897, the Bottled-in-Bond Act was signed into law and one of our favorite American Whiskey traditions was born. With this designation, rigorous standards were set for Whiskey's authenticity and it's been a sign of quality ever since. Today, we’re proud to produce more Bottled-in-Bond products than any other American Whiskey distiller.

Learn More

To be labeled as a Bottled-in-
Bond, a Whiskey must meet these
seven requirements.

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