Kentucky Whiskey | Rye Whiskey
New Riff Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is a full-bodied whiskey offering a vibrant, spicy character. Bottled at barrel proof without chill filtration, and featuring a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye, this 100% rye whiskey represents a new riff on one of the most influential of modern whiskey traditions. Aged four years in 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels, there are no shortcuts in their production.
All New Riff whiskeys are made with the full sour mash Kentucky Regimen; all carry an age statement and are always bottled without chill filtration. While each Single Barrel owns its specific flavor profile, New Riff Rye generally shows quite intense and focused spicy flavors. It is not a light, delicate, simple whiskey—they have crafted for robust and fulsome flavor from start to finish. Their unfiltered bottling regimen allows all the character of the barrel to shine through in the glass.
New Riff Single Barrel Rye Whiskey has an extra rich, unfiltered deep amber color. The nose is well balanced between nougat confection and rye-derived spices such as black pepper, clove, grains of paradise, and pink peppercorns. The taste has the broad, buttery mouthfeel and a sweet-spicy-savory interplay developing into a floral rose and red fruit notes. The finish gives adequate length and detail, showing potent rye spices which last and last. It has bottled at 56.2% alcohol by volume. Enjoy!