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8-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon

From our founding in 2014, New Riff Distilling has carefully set back whiskey for long-term aging. This addition to our core lineup of products is the first older expression of our award-winning flagship bourbon. It is bottled without chill filtration at 100 proof with a mashbill of 65% corn, 30% rye and 5% malted barley.

Drawing on our own experience as well as the sour mash traditions of the Kentucky whiskey-making regimen, this high-rye, unfiltered Bourbon delivers savory-spicy flavors over the inimitable foundation of mature Kentucky whiskey.

Like all New Riff whiskeys, an abundance of rye spice is present, however, secondary and tertiary flavors are significantly deeper and more developed. Oaky flavors throughout are richer and the freshness evident here is exceptional, suggesting a barrel of New Riff Bourbon at eight years old has a long life of aging ahead of it.

While New Riff is committed to bottled-in-bond standards, we made the difficult decision to waive that status for this release, focusing on a wider distribution network than previous specialty releases. Despite meeting all other requirements of a bonded whiskey, due to the comparatively small production from the earliest years of New Riff, this release blends bourbons from two distilling seasons aged a minimum of 8 years.

Ship To You
Co-Founder Jay Erisman on the Journey to 8-Year

Tasting Notes

An evolution of our award winning bourbon

Appearance: deep amber, copper
Nose: copious cherries and red fruits, fresh spearmint leaves
Taste: dark berries, cedar plank, savory rye spice
Finish: rich tannic oak balanced with a sweet cream butteriness.

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