New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon

New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon

(0.75l, 50%)


8.3/10
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$49.99
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The first release of New Riff’s Straight Bourbon is a dram ahead of its time.

Ken Lewis has been selling Spirits for more than thirty years. He owned and ran one of the most successful retail stores in the country — The Party Source in Bellevue, Kentucky. He sold the company to his employees in 2014 and used the funds to launch New Riff Distillery with co-founder Jay Erisman in Newport that same year — just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. As head distiller Brian Sprance was distilling Spirits and laying down casks for aging, they sourced Spirits from MGP in Indiana and sold them under the O.K.I. band (now retired). They are now releasing their own complete line of house-crafted Spirits and are an official stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon is taking a bit of a different approach. To begin with, this new and modern distillery is embracing the oldest of designations. Their Straight Bourbon (and Rye) has "Bottled In Bond" pressed into the glass. That means that the Spirit meets a bunch of specifications for strength, purity, and labeling and that this process is overseen by federal agents in their warehouse. This is uncommon at start-up craft distillers. The Bourbon has a mash bill of 65% corn, 30% Rye, and 5% malted barley that are certified 100% non-GMO. This Double-Gold winner is aged four year and bottled at 50% without chill-filtration, so let’s get the party started.
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentuky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    New Riff Distillery
  • Age
    4 Year Old

Flavor Spiral™

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vanilla
mint
clove
oak
pepper
sweet
caramel
currant
spicy
What does New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you will find classic high-rye Bourbon notes of caramel and baking spices with a touch of currant.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens up bright a rich — especially for a four-year-old — with notes of CrackerJacks, plenty of vanilla, mint, clove, and sweet oak.

Finish
The finish is long and warm with a peppery bite and a menthol sweetness on the back palate.
Ratings & Reviews
Thomas
Thomas,
Very flavorful and a nice expression. I can’t get it locally, so I’m glad I have this as an option. My usual go-to’s are various expressions from Buffalo Trace, and this really fills the void and is becoming a staple in my cabinet.
 
Mike
Mike,
Solid stuff from a smaller "unknown" brand. Definitely agree its a weird balance of is it rye or bourbon. You get plenty of both with a great aftertaste. 50 is a very well thought out price for the quality. Couldn't find it anywhere in my area so I finally caved in and sign up. Great job with everything Flaviar.
 
William
William,
It was okay but not something I would buy again.
 
Ben
Ben,
A realll well balanced high rye bourbon.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Tasty. Good profile and mouth feel.
 
Guy
Guy,
they did something fun here. I have never had something that combines rye and bourbon qualities in such a way. Both rye and bourbon burns are present but subdued making this very palatable. I get some sweetness throughout and appreciate both neat and with a splash of cool water.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Easy on the palate. Very tasty. Well done.
 
Robert
Robert,
I appreciate the smoothness. Do you have the Rye Blend?
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Took awhile to get it but, well worth the wait. This bottle won't last long.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
I love it! Grassy taste
 
guest
guest,
Love it. Very smooth for 100 proof
 
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