New Riff Distilling Winter Whiskey
Proof: 100 proof
Mash Bill: 65/20/7/5/3 Corn/Malted oats/Pale ale malt/Steel cut raw oats/Chocolate malt.
When a beer drinker craves a beer in the coldest days of a gray winter, they often reach for a hearty chocolate stout. With its new Winter Whiskey, New Riff Distilling is hoping a few bourbon drinkers will have a distilled option.A Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, Winter Whiskey was distilled with malted oat and chocolate malt to resemble a chocolate oatmeal stout, according to a news release.
There’s a connection: New Riff head distiller Brian Sprance previously worked for the Boston Brewing Company as a brewer at the Sam Adams Brewery in Cincinnati, and his goal was to marry brewing tradition with distilling tradition.
Winter Whiskey tastes like a conversation between the dry cocoa quality of the chocolate malt, a balanced amount of oak and a spicy quality distinct from that of rye, according to the distillery. The finish is oaty spice with hints of Belgian cocoa.