Review #62 - New Riff Bottled in Bond
Nose: Acetone, vanilla, baking spices, slightly herbal, a hint of Virginia tobacco and leather.
Palate: Cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla mint. A little bit of peanuts and popcorn with caramel. Surprisingly light on the palate.
Finish: Medium. Lots of baking spice. A little mint again. Some pepper. There's something just acidic in the finish.
Verdict: It's certainly not bad stuff. Pretty middle of the road bourbon, not a ton of complex things here but not much for flaws either. I'd solidly put this at 2/5 stars, same spot I put things like Evan Williams BiB and Jim Beam BiB.
Would I buy this: At the price they're charging? No. It should be half that.
Would I order this in a bar: If they had no other BiB Bourbon? Otherwise
Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Sure! There's nothing especially bad about it at all.