Introducing New Riff Backsetter Bourbon and Rye Whiskey, an ongoing exploration of the deep truths and deeper mysteries of the sour mash method.
Later this spring, we will release these Backsetters, a pair of absolutely unprecedented whiskeys. This brace of bottles—one Bourbon and one Rye—are, like all New Riff whiskeys; crafted with the traditional, time honored Sour Mash Kentucky Regimen, wherein a portion of grain “backset” from a prior distillation is added to the mash of a present batch. And, they utilize the exact same mash bills as New Riff’s award winning standard Bourbon and Rye recipes. What’s different is exactly what they were sour mashed with…
For this opening Backsetter salvo, we have used backset collected from a distillation of peat-smoked malted barley, which lends a wonderfully smoky cast to the whiskeys. The resultant smoky flavor is hauntingly unique, with layers of peat enveloping spicy rich Rye and Bourbon, respectively.
The Backsetters will be sold as a two-pack, each bottle will be Bottled in Bond Without Chill Filtration, and we will limit the sales in the Club to 1 two-pack per person.
Suggested retail $49.99 + tax (two-pack $99.98+tax)
Source: E-mail to Club members 4-16-2020