Excerpt: The palate has a lot of heat and mostly dabbles in American whiskey flavors such as vanilla, wood tannins, and char marks, but pine and juniper clear away those flavors and remind you it is still Gin.
Raided Score is a conversion from an external site's score, to our in house uniform scoring system. Please see the FAQ for more.
This 47%-ABV gin is distilled by New Riff Distillery in Newport, Kentucky. The gin is aged for a minimum of four months in once-used Kentucky Wild bourbon barrels and is typically found for around $40, a fair price for a barrel-aged gin.
Impressively rich, heavy on cedar, pepper, juniper and a zip of cinnamon.
Rich on the palate with tons of cinnamon, coriander, white pepper, orange peel and a kiss of juniper. Vanilla cream.
Long finish, satisfying and complex. Cedar, vanilla cream, honey, orange peel and a kick of pepper to see it through.
What an absolutely stellar gin - New Riff’s take on barrel aged gin is complex, a joy to sip and full of unique flavor that’s perfect neat, or as the star of a cocktail.
Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources