Rittenhouse 25 year old Straight Rye (750ml)

SKU #1055680

"Surprisingly lively. Very much like the 21 year old release in this regard, but not as spicy on the nose or palate. Instead, the spice is replaced by a layered, satisfying sweetness -not by wood, like the somewhat lethargic, oak-dominated 23 year old release. Older doesn’t mean that it tastes older. Deep, nutty toffee foundation, with nougat, candied tropical fruit, and shoo-fly pie. The spices (cinnamon, spearmint, vanilla, cocoa powder) emerge mid-palate and linger, warming the finish. Not as vibrant as the 21 year old expression, but more sophisticated. I can’t speak for the other barrels in this lot, but I think this one is a great example of what a 20-plus year old rye whiskey should taste like." 96 points from the Malt Advocate and 93 points from Wine Enthusiast: "Complex and bold, with a deep amber color. This one is 100 proof, and won't let you forget it--the alcohol hits right on the nose, but so does a concentrated deep toffee and coffee-ground fragrance. The flavor hints at sweetness first, then opens up to oak, caramel and spice. The finish is smooth, with lots of lingering caramel, but also a powerful bite. This is a beautiful example of what aged rye can be, and it probably would have rated higher if it weren't so powerfully alcoholic." (11/10)

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Alcohol Content (%): 50