CMIIW but I was told HH no longer makes the 80proof Ritt.
Nope...you're right. At least for now. HH had been out of stock on Rittenhouse for a lot of 2009, and released limited amounts in February...all of it 100 proof.
Gotta give them credit...they could have made more product/$$ by offering nothing but 80 proof.
Rittenhouse Rye BIB is WHISKY Magazine's Best American Whiskey for 2010.
There is a bunch here, and I had a really bad bottle I believe last time I snagged one. I'm not sure if I should pick up another or not... hmmmm.
Not a 'whole lot'. We were given a statewide allocation of only 28cs. It came in late February, and is long gone from our warehouse.
If you live in MN and want some, PM me. I can tell you where it went to.
I was at a bar last week and had two drinks:
Van winkle rye, neat
Rittenhouse BIB, neat
While the edge goes to the VW, the Rittenhouse wasn't far off. It's great stuff. Unfrotunately the stores around me are all sold out.