I tried the Rittenhouse and it is very good whiskey. The Handy tasted older than the Rittenhouse 21 and it is no where close to the same age. The Rittenhouse didn't seem as spicy as the Handy. The cinnamon and allspice of the Handy is incredible. My mouth wasn't left tingling as much. Both had a nice slightly oily mouth-feel and complex finish. The Handy's finish just never gave up, while the Rittenhouse faded. I think this can be attributed to the uncut high proof of the Handy. The price tag on the Rittenhouse is just too much for me. I feel it is way over-priced. It should be in the $50 a bottle range. I would rather drink the $15 bottle Rittenhouse BIB, Baby Saz, or Handy.
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough." -Mark Twain