New Riff Backsetter Peated Backset Rye


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 rye (95% rye and 5% malted rye). This is a bonded rye whiskey that is bottled without chill filtration. Availability begins May 2020.

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  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Green rye flavors lead on the nose, with peppermint, cinnamon and rye spice, along with vanilla. The palate is astringent, with nutmeg, clove and ginger, as well as piney menthol, all atop an undercurrent of dried peat bricks. The finish is short, with earthy leather, bitter coffee grounds, peanut shells, and cassia bark. "

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