There is a reason this rye is the go-to for many bartenders and home enthusiasts.
It easily stands up to more expensive brands, while still maintaining a modest price. At approximately $25, it's a steal, boasting the familiar zing of rye spice countered by sweet vanilla and butterscotch flavors. Composed of only 51 percent rye, the whiskey is neither overwhelmingly spicy nor herbal, and the 39 percent corn adds a rich sweetness without taking away the muscle. While not recommended for sipping neat (keep WhistlePig and Masterson's for that indulgence), Rittenhouse may quickly become your bottle of choice if you are on a budget and tend toward mixing drinks.