This is a bottle of New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon picked by The Bourbon Society. I purchased this bottle at the 2022 Repeal Day event held by The Bourbon Society. They pick some very good barrels and this Bourbon is no exception. Matt and I sat down and tasted it the other day and here are our tasting notes.
New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon, The Bourbon Society Barrel
Age: Four Years, Three Months, Twenty-four Days
- Mike: Caramel, apples, baking spices and oak wood.
- Matt: Caramel. oak wood – fresh cut wood.
- Mike: Caramel, apples, cinnamon. Allspice and oak wood. Tasted with a dried cranberry and the apple is enhanced and nutmeg spice comes forward. Tasted with a pecan and the caramel is enhanced and a note of chocolate comes forward.
- Matt: Caramel, apple and oak wood. The dried cranberry made the apple a Red Delicious Apple and added pepper spice. The pecan enhanced the caramel and black pepper.
- Mike: Long with oak and cinnamon spice. The dried cranberry added nutmeg spice to the finish. The pecan made the finish very long with oak and lingering chocolate and caramel.
- Matt: Medium long with oak and pepper spice. The dried cranberry made the spice a spicy red pepper flake. The pecan made the finish very long with oak and black pepper.
I would pair this fine Bourbon with a Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial cigar. The vanilla and cedar spice of the smoke would pair well with the caramel and spice of the Bourbon.
Photos Courtesy of Rebecca Hammer
January 23, 2023 at 1:46 pm
Can’t wait to try it!