PBMichiganWolverine

OKI Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey Aged 10 years

Bourbon — Distilled in Indiana, Bottle in Kentucky, USA

Tasted
2.5
2.5 out of 5 stars
New Riff has been producing some of the hottest selling bourbons and rye, at reasonable prices, since they came out a few years ago with their inaugural releases. Well, before that (and maybe sill ), they were sourcing their wares from MGP, under the brand name OKI, or loved in Ohio, bottled in Kentucky, made in Indiana. This one here was provided by my Grand Canyon state buddy, the Bourbon King / Costco Genius @dubz480480 This isn’t as in your face as some of the high rye bourbons from MGP. It’s rather timid and shy, and continues like that from nose to finish. Nothing wrong with that...timid is good sometimes. It’s light, summer time bourbon providing a refreshing peachy hit. For about $50, it’s about average. But A quick online search shows this locally for $200. At that price, it’s a hard pass. $50...sure—-If you’re looking for something crowd pleasing and summer-y. Thanks again @dubz480!
  • dhsilv2

    These demand crazy prices because it's MGP juice and they had some incredible barrels. they kinda got into the MGP honey barrel supply before others. They're no longer sourcing from MGP and haven't for some time and recently even sold the brand name. Any recent bottles coming out were almost certainly just held back stuff. New Riff to be honest I don't think has come close to recapturing the brand awareness and hype of OKI and many people chasing OKI likely don't even know New Riff.

  • dubz480

    @PBMichiganWolverine just hype to be honest. Now that New Riff is distilling and these releases have slowed down it's picked up. It's tasty at SRP for sure!

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    Why is it that it’s commanding crazy prices? Is it just because New Riff is the bottler?

  • dubz480

    Cheers man and totally agree! light and pleasant but not worth the crazy hype! This one has grown on me over time!