"On its own merits, Malted Rye makes quite a nice Bourbon, but the almost required comparison is against standard New Riff. Take a glass of each side by side, and the subtlety, the sheer elegance of malted rye becomes apparent. The specific spicy flavors are similar, but the malted rye delivers a degree of polished sophistication not found in raw rye, together with an additional slice of fruitiness. The finish echoes long with clove-spiced fruit—gumdrops!"
Made with 100% malted rye grain and aged six years, savory, floral fruits, powdered sugar, balanced oak and vanilla fruits like plum skin and pear can be found on the nose, according to official tasting notes, followed by spices, saltwater taffy, fruits, clove and a toasty-malty note on the tongue.
BOTTLED IN BOND
WITHOUT CHILL FILTRATION
30% MALTED RYE
5% MALTED BARLEY
AGED AT LEAST 5 YEARS
Nose: Broad oak and grainy depth, lifted rye spices over vanilla confection
Palate: Rounded body, forward rye that develops into a stylish spread of spiced fruit, soaring into the finish
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Founded in 2014 by Ken Lewis, a Kentucky liquor retailer and entrepreneur, New Riff crafts a range of whiskies with a focus on Bourbon and Rye as well as Kentucky Wild Gin.Independently and family-owned, the freedom from outside pressures and interests has allowed New Riff to set meaningful standards of quality, distinguishing them amongst the ranks of Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey distilleries. Although some of their practices are not necessarily new to the world of whiskey, it is unusual to find a distillery adhering simultaneously to so many traditional methods and with such an attention to detail. Sourcing non-GMO grains, using mineral-rich water from an aquifer below the distillery, allowing slow and open fermentation, distilling in copper only, and leaning heavily upon the strict stipulations of Bottled-in-Bond production, New Riff cuts no corners. Therefore, it's no surprise that the accolades for this small distillery continue to grow.