New Riff New Make Bourbon Mash
New Riff // Kentucky, USA
New Riff opened in 2014 with Brian Sprance as the Head Distiller. The company sells mostly Kentucky Bourbon but they have branched out into rye whiskey and gin as well. The New Make series is their take on traditional Kentucky White Dog. The New Make Bourbon mash consists of corn (non-GMO), rye, and malted barley. This whiskey is cut to 90 proof and bottled unfiltered.
WhiteDistilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s). Generally unaged except in the US, where it must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time. Sometimes sold as "moonshine" although that is a misnomer.
"Imagine a frequently used mortar and pestle. It's an aromatic delight with powdery fumes of Christmas spices such as star anise, cinnamon, and dried orange peel. The palate is lean throughout. Big herbs and sweet resin at first but then anise steals the spotlight. The finish is a balance of ground up cacao and cornmeal."