Our Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is made from a mash of 91% Rye, and 9% Malted Rye. The mash begins with New Riff Distilling’s famed aquifer water, a full-bodied, limestone-rich water source from 100 feet right below the distillery. After fermenting for three days, it then travels through an All-Copper Distillation Path, meaning that at every point that the mash is heated, it is contacting copper—from the beer heater, to the stills, to the condensers and everything in beetween —achieving maximum interaction with the essential metal to yield intense and unique character.
It is distilled through both a Column Beer Still and a Doubler. It is then aged for 5 years, in toasted and charred New American White Oak Barrels. Toasting allows for greater development of vanilla, caramel, chocolate and spice notes – while the char, a “Number Four” 55 second or “alligator char,” enhances the natural filtration processes of the spirit interacting with a layer of charcoal.
The final product is proofed to 49.1% ABV, or 98.2 proof. This proof point was determined after rigorous testing to ensure it was the favorite of bartenders, and other industry professionals. It is then bottled without chill filtration to retain maximum flavor, aroma, color and texture.
49.1% ABV - 98.2 Proof