New Riff Maltster Bourbon Made with Malted Rye


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: New Riff Distilling

Distillery: New Riff Distilling

Release Date: November 2020

Proof: 100

Age: 5 Years

Mashbill: 65% Corn, 30% Malted Rye, 5% Malted Barley

Color: Rust

MSRP: $50 (2021)

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Corn | Rye grain | Lemon | Cherry | Fresh oak | Unassuming


Corn | Cereal grain | Raspberry | Floral | Soft with a buttery mouthfeel


Damp oak | Malt | Faint spearmint | Gentle ramp up of heat and spice


New Riff’s Maltster line explores different malted grains used in bourbon mashbills. By malting the rye grain for this release, New Riff softens the usual punchiness their whiskeys are known for. While their trademark spice and heat still come on the tail end of the finish, this malted rye bourbon is quite the catch thanks to its amazing softness and buttery smooth mouthfeel. Its flavor profile nicely complements its softness yet doesn’t forget its heritage either, featuring some nice heat on the finish. This interesting side quest New Riff ventured down has resulted in a winner.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Eric Hasman

January 12, 2021
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