The Southside Whisky Club  

Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof | 50.0% | USA
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Meet #20   |   25/02/12   |   Hosted by Russell
For our second American night, we thought we'd branch out a bit and try a triple grain challenge - corn, rye and wheat!
Other bottles sampled:
#36 Mellow Corn | SSWC review 20a
#38 Weller Wheated | SSWC review 20c
Sitting in orchard in Rivendell, playing an old fiddle, sipping on rumtopf, sweet smell of honey ad fruits wdrifting through the air. What is that… ah no! I’m sat on an ant-hill! Errrghhhh what’s that….. I just stood in some bison dung.
So sweet and floral, pine resin, straw, coffee, chilli, aniseed, ginger. No corn. Shame about that. Give it to your Grand-daddy.

  I don't really know what rye looks like.. is this it? Hope so.
Finish & Comments
Thick like custard. Lovely cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla custard on rhubarb crumble. Or maybe it’s actually like arse hair in a car mechanic’s workshop. Can’t decide.
~£26 (70cl)
Useful Links
Wikipedia: Rye Whiskey   |
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.

61 / 100

Average score

Detailed scores (out of 10)
Ash: 4
Hamish: 6.1
Huw: 4
Iain: 3
Phil: 6.8
Russell: 5.9
Saskia: 6.2
Stef: 5.9
Steph: 5.5
Will: 6.2
Tasting Game Points (out of 5)
Ash: 0
Hamish: 0
Huw: 1
Iain: 0
Phil: 1
Russell: N/A
Saskia: 0
Stef: 1
Steph: 1
Will: 0.5


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