EXCLUSIVE New Riff Single Barrel Selection

Mon, Sep 12, 22

EXCLUSIVE New Riff Single Barrel Selection

Another week, another barrel release!

The response from everyone on our WhistlePig barrel released last week in conjunction with S.L.A.B.S has been tremendous, so thank you! Out of 156 bottles, we are down to only 39 bottles in about a week. The feedback on the juice has been very positive, so I guess it is safe to assume that group knows good whiskey.

On to today’s release of New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon. As of January 1st, these products finally became available for us to carry in store as the distillery chose to expand this brand to all accounts in MO. Since then, we have been selling it consistently, with it being one of our top whiskey brands selling over 55 cases between all 4 products: rye, single barrel rye, bourbon, & single barrel bourbon. Thus, we were excited when we were offered to select a single barrel at the beginning of April.

Now on to their unique single barrel process! The New Riff Rep drove straight from Kentucky to our Jefferson store where we were presented with a menu of tasting notes written about each single barrel option written by distillery personnel. Unlike other distilleries who normally offer you three 200ml samples, New Riff fills fifteen 750ml bottles and hits the road. This allows the taster the chance to obtain certain characteristics they might be looking to achieve in a single barrel. There is no limit to how many you can sample, but we settled on five choices to proceed with. After about an hour of conversing, we had unanimously picked our winner!

Single Barrel Details:
Distilled On: 1/31/2017
Bottled On: 4/22/2021
Barrel #: 17-0672
Barrel Yield: 216 Bottles
104 Proof / 52% ABV

Tasting Notes: Hints of banana nut bread, grass and mellow charred wood spice. Warming mellow wood spice continuing on the finish.

Bottle Availability:
Manchester – 60, Old Halls Ferry – 18, Jefferson – 126

Pick up this EXCLUSIVE New Riff Single Barrel Selection for $49.99!