I certainly have plans to open my Rittenhouse 21 and maybe the 23 if I buy another. I do want to keep one bunkered away for awhile.

I have a get together every year and this year the theme will be 200 years of Rye. A Rye tastings extravaganza with:

Black Maple Hill Rye 23
Hirsch Selection 21
Michter's Straight Rye (18 yo?) 10
Rittenhouse Rye 21 21
Sazerac 2005 18
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye (F bottling, 18 yo) 13
Vintage Rye 21
Vintage Rye 23
Willett Rye (SB.com bottling) 22
Willett Rye (Jake Parrot private bottling - The Iron Fist) 23

Got to cut some of them down to 90-95 proof to make it reasonably fair.

Maybe I'll break out the Classic Cask 22 rye too if there is a need or sneak in a standard Rittenhouse BiB just to see where that would place. At least that is the plan at this moment. We'll see.

I know its only 192 years if you count the advertised age but about 208 if what they say about the Michter's and Van Winkle rye are true.