Raided Score is a conversion from an external site's score, to our in house uniform scoring system. Please see the FAQ for more.
Distilled at New Riff, this craft bourbon comes to us from a gang who knows what they're doing - delivering a new riff on an old tradition. Produced on Vendome copper in the parking lot of The Party Source, New Riff prizes sound fermentation and the practice of keeping barrels until they are ready. Let's dive in.
Sweet corn and barrel char on the nose right away. Quite a bit of cocoa, honey, pepper and oak.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Some honey, toffee, light berry note, oak and pepper. It doesn’t taste young or malty, and there’s a good deal of oak for its age.
Long, spice forward finish. Brown sugar, clove, and toffee.
This is pretty nice, a good showing from New Riff. Not amazing, certainly, but complex for its youth and already showing great promise.
Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources