New Riff Winter Whiskey
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Raided Score: 95 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: Chocolate, salted caramel, some white pepper, and a lingering chimney soot note all give the palate a punch of flavor and a finish that seems unending, concluding on a clear note of milk chocolate, perhaps tinged with licorice. The whiskey would surely be delightful for winter — but as summer approaches, it seems equally apt. Read Full Review Raided Score: 85 Publication: The Bourbon Finder Excerpt: I dig the design of the bottle and how they’ve labeled this, but I don’t honestly know if this strikes a chord with me as being a distinctly winter pour. Read Full Review Raided Score: 89 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: While this may not be something you want everyday, it's nice to bring out for special occasions. Wouldn't do much beyond an Old Fashioned for a cocktail. Read Full Review Raided Score: 82 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: Overall, this isn’t really blowing my mind. It’s light, sort of scant on character. Sweet, light, a bit muted. It’s kind of like Bourbon Lite. Read Full Review
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New Riff Winter Whiskey features a unique mashbill including malted oats and chocolate malt to join the standard corn recipe.
Light and sweet on the nose. A bit malty, some pepper, cardboard, brown sugar. Light, muted, not wild.
Sweet, lots of brown sugar, toffee, some pepper, confectioners sugar. Light rye spice. Light overall is the feel.
Long finish, lots of caramel, some toffee, light touch of nocino.
Overall, this isn’t really blowing my mind. It’s light, sort of scant on character. Sweet, light, a bit muted. It’s kind of like Bourbon Lite.
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