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New Riff "K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #15-4917" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

SKU #1442193

America's most exciting disillery has just sent us our first two K&L selected single barrels and they're a doozy duo. Like everything New Riff releases, these whiskies meet the requirements for Bottled-In-Bond - the only difference with the single barrels is they're bottled at cask strength, not 100 proof. Both this barrel and barrel 15-4911 were distilled on 9/8/15 and bottled on 10/10/19, but they're remarkably different. This is in part due to New Riff's unique practice of keeping all of their fermenters seperate before distillation. While most distilleries empty their fermenters into a big beer well, blending them all togehter, New Riff is designed to take advantage of the individual flavors each fermenter can contribute. This is another key design feature from Larry Ebersold - The Mastermind and Master Distiller behind New Riff's layout. Barrel 4917 has a bit of an herbal qualit to it. The palate is buttery and toasty with lots of sweetness, but there is a lively eucalyptus note that plays really well with the clove and nutmeg on the finish. It's sweet and savory at the same time, making for a perfect neat drink after dinner for those who shy away from dessert.

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By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/4/2019 | Send Email
'Succulent' comes to mind when tasting this barrel. It's incredibly rich, soft, and creamy, but it has verve and freshness. It makes your mouth water and your brain want more. The finish is long and savory, just perfect for inviting the next sip of sweetness to wash over our tongue. That sweetness is caramel, clove, cinnamon, allspice, molasses, cherry cola, and all the nice things. The savor comes from a bit of sweet mint and herbal eucalyptus. The high rye in the mashbill adds tremendous spice and complexity as well as a cool grassy note that again provides lift and freshness. The level of mastery shown by New Riff in 4 short years is incredible.
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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/2/2019 | Send Email
This is an intriguing and delicious barrel. The nose has interesting floral and caramel aromas that are unique and very nice. In the mouth there is a wonderful elegance that has floral and spice flavors along with the carmel and other typical bourbon flavors. With water the nose opens up. In the mouth the addition of water brings other flavors out, with brown sugar notes the most easy to taste and the other flavors are more subtle. There is a lot going on in this interesting and tasty barrel.

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