A delightful and powerful Single Barrel release with a surprisingly complex, award-winning palate.
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.
When you are a Bourbon-lover and want flavorful expressions of character you choose Single Barrel releases. New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon is the rare example of delicious character with consistency where in counts — in quality. And that takes quite a bit of skill. It all starts with New Riff’s core Bourbon recipe and a mash bill of 65% corn, 30% Rye, and 5% malted barley that are certified 100% non-GMO. It’s aged four years, bottled at a barrel-proof of 55% ABV, and is another Double-Gold winning dram.