New Riff Straight Rye

New Riff Straight Rye

(0.75l, 50%)

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Flavor, flavor, and more flavor in a 95% Rye Whiskey powerhouse.

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. brand (now retired). They are now releasing their own complete line of house-crafted Spirits and are an official stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

If you are into Rye Whiskey then you know that to qualify as a Rye Whiskey, the mash bill must contain at least 51% rye grain. But rye is notoriously hard to work with, so most producers make sure to have a healthy amount of corn or wheat in the mash to smooth out the bumps. New Riff Straight Rye did NOT make it easy. Their mash bill is 95% rye grain with only 5% malted rye to help kick-start fermentation. And making a rye at this level is no simple thing to do. Moreover, this is their own distillate from their own still aged four years and bottled in bond at 50% ABV — making this a flavor bomb delicious on its own or as the foundation of one kick-butt Manhattan.
  • Category
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    New Riff
  • Age
    4 Year Old

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

What does New Riff Straight Rye taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in New Riff Straight Rye 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.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Crystal Umber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Poured neat, the aroma leaps up from the glass with notes of orange zest, mint, ground black pepper, and toasted oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Brace yourself for a flavor explosion of cinnamon, brittle toffee, bell pepper, salted caramel, vanilla, and charred oak.

The finish is long and bold, mellowing with time into a creamy warmth.
Ratings & Reviews
I really enjoyed this one. Starts off sweet and then transforms into a spicy goodness.
Bold spice, peppery. Back notes of vanilla and oak. This is "cowboy rye" in my mind. It makes me want to wear a hat and watch someone else hammer nails while I drink.
Best value in rye, hands down. I bought three more and I now give this bottle as a gift as well.
I like it. It doesn’t have the “bite” I taste in some bourbons. The sweetness is tasted throughout the experience and leaves the tongue a little warm. The finish is quicker than some. I would agree that this would be good to use in an old fashion.
At first, I was using purely as a mixer. Now that I’m nearing the end of the bottle I came to the realization that this is a really good sipper. The spiciness is clear and restrained, and the whiskey has a bit of a eucalyptus/menthol note that I enjoy immensely. Well balanced! I will likely be getting another bottle in the future.
Great daily drinker with smooth rye flavor, a little sweetness to start and a spicy finish.
This rye is in a league of its own. It drinks straight well and mixes to make a delicious sazerac, old fashioned, and old pal. A staple in my home bar above all others presently.
Silky sweet start, spicy finish full of vanilla,caramel and absolutely my favorite rye.
Very nice! Clean, crisp, spicy.
Not as good as expected for the cost
This was a very pleasant surprise, a smooth and spicy rye, caramel and vanilla with hints of cinnamon and pepper. The bottle itself is quite special and overall a superb 100% rye.
I’m a Cincy native but moved to Maine 13 years ago. I’ve been wanting to trying ANYTHING from New Riff based on the recommendation from a friend and after getting a bottle of this today, it’s been worth the wait. Well done New Riff, we’ll done.
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