New Riff Distilling
New Riff Distilling "Ryeders On The Storm" Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey The Prime Barrel Pick #43
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This barrel #11649 is one of the few rye barrels available to our market. It was selected during our second #barrelpickingexpedition to Kentucky with club members earlier this year.
We always appreciate New Riff single barrels coming in at cask strength instead of their standard bottled-in bond 100 proof. Makes the rye really stand out! The barrels we tried had a range of flavor profiles. Two were immediate favorites among the group, but the selected barrel really blew the others away in nose and palate.
We brought a sample of it home and blind-tasted it against 2 other new riff rye picks. Ours was much better than the others. The biased statement, we know - but still worth mentioning :)
Here's what you can look forward to:
- Nose: Caramel, citrus, cinnamon bark
- Palate: Iced cinnamon bread, rye spice, warm baking spices, and a light “grassy” note
- Finish: warm rye finish with a gentle, warming "Kentucky hug"
- Overall: The whiskey has a great balance of typical rich rye whiskey notes with just the right amount of oak influence (caramel, sweetness, and likely adds to the baking spice notes).
$5 from every bottle sold will go towards supporting TheHateDust project. The project serves to support education and services for children, veterans, and local communities through crowdsourced funding through sales of offbeat goods.
This was a great buy.