Paid: $40 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: New Riff
Aged For: 4 Years, Distilled Spring 2015, bottled spring 2019
Mashbill: 95% rye, 5% malted rye
Cask Type: New charred oak
Chill Filtered: No
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Orange rinds and citrus, pepper and brunt oak, marzipan, cherry, and spices
Feel: Medium body
Taste: Lots of citrus and fruit, vanilla, rye, sweet chili peppers, oak, mint, and sweet tobacco
Finish: Medium warmth and good length, The sweet fruitiness is balanced by rye and pepper spice.
Thoughts: I am blown away by how sweet and fruity this is for a 100% rye mashbill. This is on quality level with the stuff the big guys are putting out and a nice alternative to ryes on the market.
Score: 82 out of 100