Over the years, I have enjoyed many blended whiskeys (e.g. Seagramâ€™s, Four Roses, etc.), but I had never gotten around to drinking some genuine â€œRye Whiskey,â€ an American tradition. I recently remedied that by purchasing a bottle of Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey.
There was never any question about just how I would drink the rye whiskey. I would drink it like it was drunk in the Old West â€“ from a shot glass. Toss it back and slam the glass down on the bar â€“ thatâ€™s the ticket. The bottle comes with a cork, not a screw top, so I think for my next drink Iâ€™ll pull the cork out with my teeth and tell the imaginary barkeep, â€œLeave the bottle here.â€
The stuff makes me feel like Wild Bill Hickok (except, of course, the part where he’s shot to death).
If you are not a brown whiskey fan, you probably will not care for this 100 proof punch in the face, but I love it.
Iâ€™ll be careful to try not to shoot the piano player.