New Riff Distilling Balboa Rye|
New Riff Distilling Balboa Rye is back on Seelbach's! This has always been a quick sellout. We're glad to have a larger allocation this time around. If you're unfamiliar with New Riff's Balboa Rye it's an heirloom varietal of rye. New Riff starts with their traditional 95/5 (rye/malted barley) mash bill. Except, they substitute the regular rye for Balboa rye. The resulting change increases the fruitiness on the palate. It's a wonderful mix of fresh and dried fruit. It hits a note of maple sugar candy towards the back palate that I love. This is an exceptional release! Here's a little more information from New Riff:
Balboa Rye is one of the first specialties we made. Our corn farmer Charles Fogg has been growing heirloom rye on his family's farm for many years. His chosen variety was Balboa rye, an heirloom grain which dates back to the 1940s as a rye variety popular in Indiana. He offered it to us and we distilled it into rye whiskey, probably the first time in decades that Balboa has been made into whiskey and quite surely the only example on the market today.