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New Riff Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

$55
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ABOUT

New Riff's very first Single barrel and is a heck of a product considering the age (4 years). They're definitely on the path towards greatness. A few more years in the barrel will definitely smooth it out and allow to gain some complexity. Nevertheless, tasty stuff!

TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Clear, not hazy.
Nose: Very heavy caramel, much like their bottled-in-bond, with rye bread and corn aromas. Not much alcohol aroma which is nice for a barrel proof. A little bit of toasted marshmallow and oak. 
Taste: Much hotter on the tongue than the nose implied and with a heavy rye spice. A drop of water wouldn't hurt this. Rye bread and candy corn. Caramel syrup and maybe even a little bit of a cocoa sweetness/bitterness. After adding 3 drops of limestone water, the heat and spice mellowed itself a bit and really brought out that roasted marshmallow and cocoa. Like a smores but on rye crackers instead of graham. Oak and a little bit of cherry licorice now. The water did this pour a favor. Definitely a viscous mouthfeel to this one.
Finish: The finish on this one is pretty satisfying. Alcohol burn all the way down the throat and into the belly. Oak, caramel, spice and artificial cherry.

DETAILS

Country USA
Region Kentucky
Brand New Riff
Distillery New Riff Distilling
Product Subcategory Whiskey
Mashbill Type Bourbon
Feature Single Barrel
Container Bottle
Container Size 750ml
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