New Riff Winter Whiskey
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  • oak
  • cocoa
  • spicy
  • dry
  • sweet
  • roasted
  • malty
  • chocolate
  • smooth

New Riff Winter Whiskey (0.75l, 50%)

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‘Tis the season to try something different.

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 Winter Whiskey is a unique Bourbon. It brings a special combo of spicy raw and malted oats with roasted cocoa and chocolate malt notes as supporting acts. Not unlike the warmth and cheer of the winter season, eh. It’s unlike anything you’ve tried so far from New Riff. Bottled in bond without any chill filtration, the mash bill is complex with 65% corn, 20% malted oats, 7% pale ale malt, 5% steel raw cut oats, and 3% chocolate malt. Aged for 4 years, this lovely bottling brings a delicate dryness with a sweeter inner core and dry cocoa bursting together with oak and spice.

California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
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Nose / Aroma / Smell
Oak-forward with dark cocoa and unique spice aromas.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A delicate dryness with a sweeter inner core. Spicy raw and malted oats with roasted cocoa and chocolate malt flavors.

Finish
Smooth.

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What does New Riff Winter Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in New Riff Winter Whiskey 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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  • oak
  • cocoa
  • spicy
  • dry
  • sweet
  • roasted
  • malty
  • chocolate
  • smooth
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Character Dogson
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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