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 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.
This is one of our First Fill Spirits Store Pick Single Barrels. Holly went to visit the distillery and chose this barrel in September 2022.
Barrel # 11590 // Their classic high-rye Bourbon mash bill of 65% corn, 30% rye, and 5% malted barley.
- Bottle Size750
- DistilleryNew Riff
- StyleBourbon Whiskey
- No. of Bottles210
- Year Bottled2022
- Country of OriginUnited States
- Cask StrengthYes
- Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak
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