Produced by Heaven Hill, which also makes bourbons Evan Williams and Elijah Craig, Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey was named North American Whiskey of the Year at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Bottled in Bond, has a proof of 100% (50% ABV). Dried fruits and spice on the nose along with cocoa, butterscotch orange, cinnamon and caramel. The palate is thick with woody spices, black peppercorns nutmeg and vanilla. The finish is long, dry with charred oak and fading spice. Makes a great old school Manhattan.