NEW RIFF

Founded in 2014
In 2014 Ken Lewis launched New Riff Distillery with co-founder Jay Erisman in Newport that same year — just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. Lewis has been in the Spirits industry for over 30 years.

New Riff’s line up includes: New Riff Backsetter Peated Backset Rye and New Riff Single Barrel Rye. New Riff Distilling’s core Bourbon expression is a genuinely high-rye, full bodied Whiskey offering savory, spicy character. 

Bottled in Bond without chill filtration, New Riff Bourbon is aged for at least four years, earning a Double Gold Medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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toffee
vanilla
mint
spicy
cinnamon
clove
oak
caramel
pepper
What does New Riff taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in New Riff bourbon and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.