vanilla
rye
clove
cinnamon
spicy
black pepper
sweet
caramel
orange peel
Spiral New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon

New Riff
Single Barrel Bourbon
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is classic high-rye Bourbon with notes of caramel and baking spices with touches of vanilla and menthol.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is surprisingly complex with sweet vanilla and mint at first followed by glowing Rye spices from clove and cinnamon to black pepper and back again.

Finish
The finish is long and rambling from pops of cinnamon to sweet after-burn.
Price:
$56.99
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New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon is adored for its vanilla, rye, clove and cinnamon flavor notes.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at New Riff distillery, United States.

Based on 177 votes, the average rating for New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon is 8.1/10.

Top reviews for New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon:

— One of the most flavorful bourbons I’ve tasted. Definitely the most flavorful at this price point. Eye: deep gold Nose: fruit, caramel, syrup Taste: Rye, Sweet, Caramel Mouth feel: medium to light Finish: long

— Such a spicy bourbon! Lovethe rye, cinnamon and unique cornbread aroma. I paid $52 for a store pick.

— Incredibly smooth, hints of gentle smoke a true whisky taste.
  • Category
  • Style
    Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    55%
  • Distillery
    New Riff Distillery

New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon

(0.75l, 55%)


8.1/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon
David
David,
Incredibly smooth, hints of gentle smoke a true whisky taste.
 
Dan
Dan,
Love this. Very close to angles envy. Great on the notse and has a great finish.
 
James
James,
It’s one of the better bourbons I’ve found in this price range. I’m starting to think the 100 - 110 proof range is the ideal sipping proof.
 
Nathaniel
Nathaniel,
Enjoyable pour neat. Hits you with the flavors you’d expect from a moderately high proof bourbon.
 
Michael
Michael,
A little harsher on the backend than I personally like. I have found that it is good with making cocktails but not great for a sipping Rye (for me).
 
Jim
Jim,
Very nice! Wonderful flavors and great finish!
 
John
John,
great sweet nutty bourbon!
 
Dominick
Dominick,
Just opened the bottle. So far I am a fan. Drank it straight. Nice burn going down, but not too harsh.
 
Victor
Victor,
One of the best that I’ve ever tasted. Wonderful nosing with a nicely balanced spice blend on the tongue. Lingering finish of dark fruits and traditional bourbon flavors. Love it! Love it! Love it!
 
Julia
Julia,
Lovely nose of caramel and sweet vanilla. Starts with sweet caramel, finishes with a slightly spicy burn. I believe this would make an incredible old fashioned, but it also stands solidly on its own.
 
Tanner
Tanner,
Great whiskey from a newish name
 
Mike
Mike,
Won my double blind flight for the 110-115 proof whiskeys. Right up there with Russell's Reserve. Heavy caramel and vanilla in the nose. Good buy.
 
Brian
Brian,
I bought the regular New Riff bourbon several months back at a specialty liquor shop in Los Angeles on a whim and really loved it. Probably would have graded it an 8 or 9 out of 10 stars. This one.....not so much. It just didn't seem as full-flavored to me. That's not to say it was bad, it was actually pretty decent, but just didn't stack up to the non-single barrel bottle I had last time. I did notice that some distilled water opened it up a bit and brought out some of the more nuanced flavors which makes sense given the high proof of this. If I end up buying another bottle of this in the future, I will definitely go for the regular as opposed to the single barrel version.
 
David
David,
Oh man, that Vanilla. It's good. My bottle was 105 proof and drank more like a 90. Lots of complexity in this, and a great balance of smoothness and spice. This is my first New Riff of any kind, excited to try others.
 
Jason
Jason,
Great up front flavor of toffee and almonds. Good vanilla at the back. Finish is a little harsh but might try adding a few drops of water next time.
 
Robert
Robert,
New Riff Single Barrel is my new favorite pour. Great taste with flavor's galore and just the right smooth finish! Love it, way more than the small batch.
 
Chris
Chris,
Excellent on the nose - strong start but finishes clean, hints of butterscotch and vanilla. One of my favorites!
 
Pete
Pete,
Really good spice and oak flavor followed by a slight cherry
 
Carl
Carl,
One of the most flavorful bourbons I’ve tasted. Definitely the most flavorful at this price point. Eye: deep gold Nose: fruit, caramel, syrup Taste: Rye, Sweet, Caramel Mouth feel: medium to light Finish: long
 
ron
ron,
This is my new favorite. It is pricey, but the flavor is spot on.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
I will be buying spirits from this company again. Well done.
 
Emily
Emily,
Such a spicy bourbon! Lovethe rye, cinnamon and unique cornbread aroma. I paid $52 for a store pick.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
I bought this because I like to try new bourbons and saw it got some really nice press from the 2019 ISC. While I enjoyed the bottle, I have a hard time justifying the price. $55 is a steep price in my area considering the amount of high quality bourbons in the $25-$40 range. This is an enjoyable bourbon, especially with one cube to help it open...but I find it overpriced.
 
guest
guest,
Store pick, sweet upfront pretty hot on the backend but calms down with a little water.
 
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