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Respectfully Different.
Bottled In Bond Without Chill Filtration.

We are independent spirits, family-owned, Kentucky bred, a new riff on an old tradition. We answer to nothing but our relentless commitment to whiskey. No shareholders. No shortcuts. Just freedom. Freedom to innovate and collaborate, riff on the old and redefine the new.

New Riff | Kentucky Urban Whiskey


Our flagship whiskeys are a new riff on an old tradition. New Riff creates a range of whiskey including Bourbon, Rye, Malted Rye and a host of other specialty recipes – as well as Kentucky Wild Gin.


Our independently owned and operated distillery allows us the freedom to make an never before seen declaration for quality in every bottle of whiskey. We proudly lift the bar even higher by bottling every spirit without chill filtration, and stand behind this process with American ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. We are a talented team committed to doing things the right way.


Inspired by Bourbon makers of the past, our flagship whiskeys faithfully adhere to the classic Kentucky sour mash production regimen, while also forging into the future with high-rye recipes and no chill filtration. We observe over 200 years of tremendous whiskey history in the Greater Cincinnati area, and inhale a rye-rich backstory in our production traditions. We believe our process is a fantastic way to make whiskey.



New Riff Distilling’s core Bourbon builds upon America’s 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act. It features a mash bill of non-GMO grains at 65% corn, 30% rye, and 5% malted barley, representing a new riff on Kentucky’s most hallowed whiskey traditions.



Featuring a unique mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye, the New Riff Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey represents a new riff on our hallowed local Rye whiskey traditions. Aged four years in full-size 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels, there are no shortcuts taken in the great traditional Kentucky Rye production process.


Single Barrel Bourbon

New Riff’s dynamic single barrel program is a leader in the industry. Featuring the same mash bill as our flagship Bottled in Bond Bourbon, the Single Barrel ups the ante at full barrel proof bottling. Every New Riff single barrel Bourbon is tasted and approved by our production panel. A New Riff Private Barrel selection offers an unmatched experience, replete with tasting notes and an immersive process in our warehouse.


Single Barrel Rye

New Riff Distilling’s Single Barrel Rye is a full-bodied whiskey providing a vibrant, spicy character. Our single barrel rye whiskey features a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye. Our 100% rye whiskey represents a new riff on one of the most influential of modern whiskey traditions.


Let us be your first stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. At New Riff, we provide up-close immersion in the Bourbon experience with our BONDED tour, Barrel Proof tour, and Distiller’s Tour.


Each distillery tour lasts around one hour. See the nooks and crannies of our distilling process from grain to barrel. We now offer a cocktail demo and enhance Bourbon tasting or whiskey tasting experiences for private BONDED tours.


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