Founded in 2014 by entrepreneur Ken Lewis, New Riff produces bourbon, rye and Kentucky Wild Gin. Using traditional whiskey sour mash methods, New Riff bottles-in-bond without the chill filtration commonly used by other distilleries. Bourbon and rye are also available in single barrel selections, and the distillery boasts a popular private barrel selection program.

The distillery sources its water from an aquifer under the distillery accessed via a 100’ deep private well and providing water with four times as much dissolved minerals than found in other water supplies. New Riff believes in transparency, so all products feature an age statement and public mashbills.

Whiskey Advocate’s “Top 20 Whiskeys of 2019,” Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:

  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL and BEST BARREL AGED GIN, New Riff Bourbon Barreled Kentucky Wild Gin
  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin

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