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New Riff Backsetter Rye Whiskey Review

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Distillery Tasting Notes

New Riff Distilling LLC ~ New Riff Distilling

Nose: Considerable peat at the front, hinting at fruit and grassy rye. A splash of water detonates into a profound bouquet, as the peat retreats into stylish layers beneath a soaring top note of grassy rye and subtle cinnamon spice. Taste: Medium-to full-bodied, rounded and chewy, again with quite a bit of peat, but it is lovely peat at that, in fact absolutely gorgeous peat that Islay would be proud of. A midpalate of sugared fruit and cinnamon-allspice heads to a finish of wafting smoke, stylishly dovetailed with the rye spice (Thai long black pepper, mineral, grain of paradise).

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Proof: 100
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 50%
Aged: At least 4 years
Mash Bill: 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley
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Ratings Key

Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 100 Unsurpassable (The GOAT)
  • 95-99 Exceptional
  • 90-94 Excellent
  • 85-89 Great
  • 80-84 Good
  • 75-79 Above Average
  • 70-74 Average
  • 65-69 Below Average. Mixer, at best
  • 60-64 Bad
  • 50-59 Drain Pour
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