New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon, 52.1%
Nose: Raisins, vanilla, oak, light cinnamon, caramel, green apple, clove
Palate: Oily and viscous, frosted flakes, rye and cinnamon spices, more apple, touch of sweet oak
Finish: Medium length, tingly spices, fruity, apples and red berries
Rating: 68/100 – Good | Better than average
Very lively for the proof without being hot. There’s plenty of spice on the palate with those fruity notes coming in later and a great mouth feel. I’ve heard that there is a lot of variance in New Riff’s single barrels but I’m quite happy with this one.
Additional Info: New Hampshire selection, Barrel No. 16-10981, 4 years old with a mash bill of 65% corn, 30% rye, and 5% malted barley