New Riff Backsetter Peated Backset Bourbon


New Riff // Kentucky, USA

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3 out of 5 stars
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Backsetter is a new line for New Riff. For these whiskeys, backset (aka sour mash)--a portion leftover from a previously distilled whiskey mash--is added to their mash bill. In this case, the backset used peated malted barley. Otherwise, the distillery uses its standard mash bill for their Kentucky straight bourbon (65% corn, 30% rye, and 5% malted barley). This is a bonded bourbon that is bottled without chill filtration. Availability begins May 2020.

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  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"The nose offers vanilla bean and tannic oak, with honey, and a soft earthy peat tinge. The palate is oak-forward and shows hot on the entry, with light caramel sweetness. Towards the back is where the smoke really kicks in, with ashy campfire embers and asphalt. The finish is short, with cedar wood, grass and black pepper."

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Vanilla & Full Bodied