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Red Turkey Wheat
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

New Riff Distilling continues our exploration of heirloom grains, turning our attention to one of the great traditions of Kentucky whiskey: the vaunted category of wheated Bourbon. Eschewing our usual high-rye focus, we mash locally grown Red Turkey Wheat—a classic 19th century varietal, preserved today by bakers, distillers, and farmers who care about flavor—to craft a high-wheat Bourbon recipe that brings a new depth of grainy, zesty flavor to your glass. Aged over five years in our rickhouse, New Riff Red Turkey Wheated Bourbon unites old-time whole wheat flavor with sour mash craftsmanship, a wheated Bourbon for—and from—the ages.

Tasting Notes

bottled in bond
without chill filtration
70% Corn
25% Red Turkey Wheat
5% Malted Barley
aged at least 5 years
100 Proof

Nose: gristy-grainy-bready with a balance of oak and confection, dark fruits and a top note of citrus emerge in time

Palate: chewy and remarkably zesty, even citrusy, with moments of dark stewed fruit, moderately sweet and well-balanced, black cherry skin into the finish

Finish: complicated and exceptionally long, zesty and full of gristy grain character against bright citrus and dark fruit skin

Raising
Independent Spirits

EVERY BATCH IS FORGED OF CONVICTION. EVERY BOTTLE, A DISTILLATION OF WHO WE ARE.

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