New Riff Straight Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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New Riff Straight Rye

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  • Distiller:

    New Riff

  • Bottler:

    New Riff

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    4 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: In a market filled with MGP and barely legal ryes, I think this establishes itself well and fits nicely in at this price point.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It's an impressive debut rye for the distillery and a welcome addition to the category.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: New Riff Rye Whiskey is a massive full-flavored rye that dominates the senses in a magnificently balanced way.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: With a little more time in the barrel, their aged ryes may hold their own against the best. In the meantime, New Riff Rye is a solid first showing for the company’s own rye distillate.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Beyond neat, this works exceptionally well in rye cocktails. New Riff’s Rye is in hot demand for a reason - its’ great now and extra aging time is only going to take this from good to great.
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  • Intro:

    Today's review brings us New Riff Rye - a Straight Rye whiskey distilled from 95% rye.

  • Nose:

    Unmistakably rye here. Spicy and fruity. Clove, white pepper, a hint of ginger. Sweet fruits, a little bit of mint.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate before the spice storms in. Brown sugar, minty rye, clove, faint melon and some oak tannins.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, powerfully spicy on its way out. Brown sugar, more mint, clove, pepper and ginger returns once more.

  • Overall:

    Beyond neat, this works exceptionally well in rye cocktails. New Riff’s Rye is in hot demand for a reason - its’ great now and extra aging time is only going to take this from good to great.

  • Score:

    5

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