Backsetters – one Bourbon and one Rye – released as a pair of absolutely unprecedented whiskeys are, like all New Riff whiskeys, crafted with the traditional, time-honored Sour Mash Kentucky Regimen. Wherein a portion of grain “backset” from a prior distillation is added to the mash of a present batch. And they utilize the exact same mash bills as New Riff’s award-winning standard Bourbon and Rye recipes. What’s different is exactly what they were sour mashed with. For this opening Backsetter salvo, the distillery has used backset collected from the distillation of peat-smoked malted barley, which lends a wonderfully smoky cast to the whiskeys. The resultant smoky flavor is hauntingly unique, with layers of peat enveloping spicy rich Rye and Bourbon, respectively.
|Type||Bourbon, Whiskey (American)|
|Price Range||Above – $100|
|Producers||New Riff Distilling|
Categories: Bourbon, Kentucky, WHISKEY AMERICAN Tags: Barton Distilling Company, Bourbon, George Dickel, Kentucky, MGP Distillery, Proof and Wood, Tennessee, Whiskey (American)