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Sep 12, 2013 12:36 PM

Rittenhouse Rye at Martignetti's $22.99

Lots in stock at the soldiers field road store.

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  1. Wow. What a difference five years makes. Back then, I was buying Rittenhouse here in Central NJ for 12.99.

    Rye seems to be making quite a comeback. Maybe the hipsters have discovered it. LOL ;-)

    Still worth it though, at $22.99.

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    1. re: The Professor

      Yah, I know... heck the reason I posted is that most places are charging more here in Boston. One place was asking $28 or so.

      1. re: StriperGuy

        Thanks for the tip. FYI, Sav Mor in Medford has been charging $23.99 for it the past year.

    2. Yeah, places have been jacking the price of Rittenhouse (I'm talking about you, Cambridge Wine & Liquors at Fresh Pond). But rye's surge of popularity seems to be raising prices in general. Old Overholt, the bargain priced standard, is now about $15 a bottle, when not more than a year ago you could grab it for $11 or $12.
      As an aside, I was in Cincinnati last month and went into a liquor store where they were selling Bulleit rye and bourbon for $23, stuff that goes for $32-34 most of the time around here, though you can find it on sale occasionally for $28. Is it simply a matter of geography, Ohio being closer to Kentucky? Or are Bay State consumers being ripped off?

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      1. re: katzzz

        I just moved from DC and in Maryland Bulleit was also about 22. so sad that ti's so more expensive

        1. re: katzzz

          Wow. I got my last bottle of Bulleit on sale for I think $29, but $23 is even better.

          Geography could certainly benefit Cincinnati's prices. Kentucky is RIGHT THERE.

          The price difference could also be affected materially by the tax laws. Not sure how booze is taxed in OH and MD.

          1. re: Alcachofa

            Speaking of state's taxes. I remember only five years ago buying Bulleit for $14.99 a bottle in Maryland and that wasn't a sale price.

            When I see it in this area for $30-32, I just can't buy it.

        2. BTW, I wrote the above shortly after imbibing an Old Fashioned made with 1776 rye, which I also bought in Ohio, but which I saw on sale at Martignetti's the other day (not sure of the price. Maybe $25?). It's a 100 proof rye, definitely worth a try if you like Rittenhouse.