New Riff Kentucky Bourbon was founded in 2014 by whiskey visionary Ken Lewis a liquor retailer and entrepreneur. Leading a band of corporate refugees Lewis and his team have crafted a range of whiskeys from bourbon, rye, malted rye, and a host of specialty recipes to their Kentucky Wild Gin. On a mission to become one of the world’s great small distilleries, New Riff is an independently owned by a single family; this freedom allows more room for creativity, innovation, and overall quality production of spirit.
Bottled without chill-filtration, they stand behind this combination of classic “American entrepreneurship and ingenuity; passion and knowledge born from one of the world’s great spirit regions, and a talented team individually committed to doing things the right way.” New Riff Distilling’s core Bourbon expression is a genuinely high-rye, full-bodied whiskey delivering a savory, spicy character.
Building upon America’s 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act, New Riff Bourbon is Bottled-in-Bond without chill filtration, featuring a mash bill of non-GMO grains at 65% corn, 30% rye, and 5% malted barley. This bourbon represents a new riff on Kentucky’s most hallowed whiskey traditions. Produced meticulously and aged for four years in 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels. All New Riff whiskeys are made with the full sour mash Kentucky Regimen, and carry an age statement and are always bottled without chill filtration.