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New Riff Distilling
A Premiere Kentucky Whiskey Distillery

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.


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 bourbon distillery in Kentucky allows us the freedom to make a 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 history and makers of the past, our flagship bourbon 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 and is a proper ode to historic bourbon country.



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 and tastings as you explore bourbon country. At New Riff, we provide up-close immersion in the Kentucky Bourbon experience with our BONDED tour, Barrel Proof tour, and Distiller’s Tour.


Each distillery tour lasts around one hour. On this one-hour tour, guests will see the nooks and crannies of our distilling process from grain to barrel in our historic distillery. Check out our distillery hours to find a time to come see us, and don’t forget to explore our gift shop that includes spices, glasses, clothing, and more. In addition to our gift shop, New Riff Distillery also offers a whiskey tasting experience for private BONDED tours.


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