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Monday, October 30, 2023

OHLQ Announces New Riff Selections - Arriving This Week (October 30th)

The Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) has announced the availability of two selections of New Riff hitting shelves this week (Week of October 30th). The selections are seven (7) barrels worth of New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon with a price of $52.99 + tax per bottle and three (3) barrels worth of New Riff Single Barrel Rye with a price of $59.99 + tax. 

The tasting notes for the barrels are:

New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Barrel #17114 - 110.8 Proof (55.4% Alcohol) - Tropical banana and spice on the nose escalate to even bolder spice on the palate, subtly accompanied by chocolate and coffee.

  • Barrel #18079 - 110.1 Proof (55.05% Alcohol) - The sweet aroma of warm berry opens up to deep, dark notes of fruit and cocoa and a lingering, gentle spice.

  • Barrel #18086 - 112.4 Proof (56.2% Alcohol) - Spicy Sichuan pepper and bubblegum create a unique but alluring pair as rich notes of tobacco and a hint of cola delight the palate.

  • Barrel #18258 - 112.7 Proof (56.35% Alcohol) - An aromatic blend of charred butterscotch and toffee unveils a velvety sweet symphony of vanilla with a subtle whisper of spice.

  • Barrel #19122 - 112.7 Proof (56.35% Alcohol) - The warm embrace of charred brown sugar opens up to dry, smoky cedar and silky smooth maple.

  • Barrel #19126 - 112.4 Proof (56.2% Alcohol) - A bold aroma of cloves paves the way for a rich, satisfying burst of citrus on the palate.

  • Barrel #19443 - 111.5 Proof (55.75% Alcohol) - Inviting notes of deep caramel and honey round out the aroma of rich baking spices, evolving into sweet, subtle rye on the palate.
You can check here to see if there are any bottles available in your area. 

New Riff Single Barrel Rye
  • Barrel #14890 - 111.5 Proof (55.75% Alcohol) - The heavy scent of charred oak mingles with the bright zest of tangerine while a spicy kick of pepper and a sweet surprise of raspberry play on the palate.

  • Barrel #17549 - 113.0 Proof (56.5% Alcohol) - Sweet, luxurious honeycomb is accented with dark stone fruits, followed by spicy nougat and warm cinnamon on the palate.

  • Barrel #18025 - 108.8 Proof (54.5% Alcohol) - The wafting aroma of blooming flowers and subtle sandalwood unfolds to bold notes of licorice, the sweet embrace of cherry, and a lingering presence of oak.
You can check here to see if there are any bottles available in your area. 

My Take

This seems like a decent drop by The State... I wish there was an age statement associated with the bottles. Without that, $50-60 seems ok for a single barrel and I really like the look of the New Riff bottles. 

What do you think? Drop a note in the comments below. 

Source: OHLQ

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