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NEW RIFF DISTILLERY - East Newport

859-261-RIFF (7433)

24 Distillery Way Newport KY 41073

Gift Shop & Tasting Bar Open with COVID Safety protocols in place
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

New Riff West Newport Warehouse Campus

859-261-RIFF (7433)

1104 Lowell Street Newport KY 41073

Not Open to the Public
By Appointment Only

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I host an event at the Distillery?

Yes! If you are interested in booking our private events space please visit our Event Centers Page.

Are you hiring?

We are not currently hiring, but we are always happy to know good people. Please fill out the following webform and we will reach out with any opportunities.

Is there food available at the Distillery?

Although we offer fine cocktails and samples at our tasting bar, The Aquifer, no, we do not have food for sale. We  partner with a host of high quality Caterers for private event rentals, but do not have a restaurant on site. If you are looking for a place to eat after a tour or drink, please visit one of our friends on The B-Line.

Can I take photos and/or film at the Distillery?

Handheld filming and photography are permitted at New Riff Distilling and at New Riff West Campus provided that such activity does not interfere with regular tours, scheduled single barrel selections, events, functions, and does not pose a security, health, or safety risk. Further, the use or re-use of the filming or photography output must not be deemed inconsistent with the interests of, or in violation of, the policies of the Distillery.

The use of tripods, stands, drones, off camera lighting, or any other equipment or materials deemed hazardous by New Riff staff is not allowed.

Private Rental customers may use professional photographers and such details be discussed within the terms of your rental agreement.

Do you sell bottles in your gift shop?

Yes, we sell a wide variety of our spirits at our gift shop.

Is there parking available at the Distillery?

Yes, there is a parking lot directly in front of the building.

Do you have tours?

Yes, we are proud members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. Visit our Tours page to see our tours and availability.

Can we bring kids into the distillery?

Children are welcome in our gift shop and tasting room. Though not recommended, children with adult supervision are allowed on our Bonded Tour. You must be 21+ to taste, sit at the Aquifer, or attend some of our tours and events. Please check the details depending on each tour or event.

Is New Riff Gluten Free?

Yes, all New Riff whiskeys and gins are gluten-free.

Gluten is present in the mash of grains that we ferment into distillers beer. (This gluten comes from the rye and malted barley and other grains in the mash, not from the corn in Bourbon which is gluten-free.)

But the glutens in the beer do not transfer into the finished distilled spirit. When we distill that beer, and run it through our stills (and put in a barrel and age it for years), absolutely zero of the gluten comes through the still into the spirit. The spent grains and their gluten content go out of the still in a distiller’s byproduct called stillage.

Now, does that mean a celiac sufferer or gluten-sensitive individual can tolerate distilled spirits in their diet? That’s a question for the individual and their doctor—and at New Riff we are not doctors, so we’ll shy away from dispensing actual medical advice. Again, ask a doctor. But all New Riff whiskeys—and all other whiskeys that were ever made—are gluten-free.

Are tours ADA accessible? Do you have an elevator?

Yes, our Distillery and Event Center are both completely accessible.

Do you sell empty barrels?
Barrels are available for purchase at the distillery Tues, Weds, or Thursday between 11am-7pm. Our tasting room staff will have up to 2 barrels available** for you to purchase. Barrels are $150 each. Please be prepared to load and transport the barrels, we suggest either a trailer, truck, or large SUV. Used barrels are not food safe and should not be used for storage of any consumable item.
**Although we strive to always have barrels available, we suggest you call ahead (859-261-7433 ex1) to be sure we have them in stock before you plan to come down. We do not have room to store barrels on-site, so they are first come first serve when available**
If you are interested in more than 2 barrels, or food safe barrels, please submit the web form below.
Empty bourbon barrels are available for $150 in our gift shop when they are available. Empty barrels are first come first serve, please submit the following form to be added to the list.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 25.

 

Do you ship bottles Internationally?

We work with a retailer out of the UK who ships to over 66 countries. Visit them here!

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