Without further ado, we are so pleased to introduce New Riff Kentucky Straight 100% Malted Rye Whiskey, Bottled in Bond Without Chill Filtration and aged for six years.
Our Malted Rye is elegant. You might even say that it’s graceful. It presents plenty of spicy rye character, yet in a particularly sophisticated fashion. When we mashed our first batch of Malted Rye Whiskey in December 2014, we weren’t sure what to expect. In all honesty, we were chasing what our greatest whiskey mentor had deemed his favorite whiskey. He loved it, and we wanted to try for ourselves. Fast forward six years, and we have fallen head over heels in love with this bracing and polished spirit – we know you will too.
If you are wondering what in the world a Malted Rye is, it actually makes more sense to us to think of it as a Malted Whiskey first, and a Rye Whiskey second. This style of whiskey is made of 100% malted rye grain and is quite rare, even in today’s distilling scene. Malted Rye is rye grain that has undergone the process of malting. When you malt a grain you alter and, arguably, improve and refine its flavor. That’s exactly what’s happened here, as the typically spicy flavor of rye becomes polished, refined, and subtle.
It joins our award winning portfolio of High Rye Bourbons, 100% Ryes, and beloved Whiskey Riffs as the older, sophisticated, cool kid on our back bar.
Nose—savory, floral fruit, powdered sugar, balanced oak and vanilla fruits (plum skin, pear), everything complex and layered
Palate—plump, rounded medium-full palate; finely dovetailed elegant spices; saltwater taffy, fruits, clove, and an interesting toasty-malty note
Finish — focused spice with clove and pink peppercorn. Elegant and refined.
The Team at New Riff