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New Riff Bourbon Pursuit Single Barrel...

New Riff Bourbon Pursuit Single Barrel (56.2%): Second barrel pick from Bourbon Pursuit on the blog in one week... This one is distilled by New Riff Distilling Company. Although New Riff is a relatively new label in the bourbon scene enthusiasts are quite familiar with their former label O.K.I. under which they released some remarkable MGP sourced whiskeys. The bourbon in the bottle I am about to pour right now is coming from a barrel filled on November 11th, 2014 and bottled on November 12th, 2018. It is distilled from a mash-bill of 65% corn, 30% rye and 5% malted barley and bottled at barrel strength.
Color: Amber, orange blossom honey with very faint legs.
Nose: Stables, dry hay and chalk. Dried strawberries, fresh cranberries, chamomile tea and white pepper. Dusty, earthy and dry. A few drops of water brings up even more chalk and dirt and also some funk. Wild mushrooms, damp forest floor and decomposing leaves. Green tea and honey syrup.
Palate: A little hot at this abv... Strawber…

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