New Riff Distilling’s core Rye whiskey is full-bodied, offering hugely spicy character. Building upon America’s 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act, already the highest quality standard for aged spirits in the world, New Riff Rye is Bottled In Bond Without Chill Filtration. Featuring a unique mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye, it represents a new riff on the hallowed local Rye whiskey traditions. Aged four years in full-size 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels, there are no shortcuts taken in its traditional production. All New Riff whiskeys are made with the full sour mash Kentucky Regimen and all carry an age statement and are always bottled without chill filtration.
The New Riff distillers learned the black arts of the hardest whiskey in the world to make the famed 95% Rye under the direct tutelage of the distiller who mastered it in Indiana, Larry Ebersold of Seagram’s. Taking Master Larry’s instruction in hand, they put a riff on it to the tune of adding 5% malted rye, a unique twist that aids in pulling additional flavours out of the rye and adds a touch of the elegance of malted rye. New Riff Rye is splendid with a splash of water, and of course folds magnificently into classic Rye Manhattan.
Distilled in Spring of 2017, bottled in Spring of 2021. 50% alc./vol