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New Riff Distillery

Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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New Riff from Whiskey is My Yoga

Opened in 2014 by Ken Lewis, the company designed their distillery to mimic their bourbon. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arlington, Virginia
Great Place

Awesome awesome tour (for an affordable price) and we can't wait to have our wedding in this unique... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairfield, Connecticut
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Craft Distillery and Event Center in Cincinnati, Kentucky. Specializing in Kentucky Bourbon and Rye Whiskey. Knowledge, Ambition and Absolute Drive for Quality- these are the hallmarks of New Riff. Everything you see, taste, learn and experience...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
24 Distillery Way, Newport, KY 41073-1343
+1 859-261-7433
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Opened in 2014 by Ken Lewis, the company designed their distillery to mimic their bourbon. The décor showcases all-natural wood fixtures and uncolored cement walls and fixtures, giving it an aura like their non-chill filtered bourbon. The distillery provides a wonderful experience. Walking through the...More

Thank whiskeyismyyoga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome awesome tour (for an affordable price) and we can't wait to have our wedding in this unique and modern space (with amazing bourbon and gin of course as a bonus)!

Thank kmstravels365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a newer "urban setting" distiller, I did not have huge expectations, however I was really surprised and impressed. The tour arrangement online was seamless and we arrived at our planned time. The tour guide was knowledgeable, and I had no idea on the amount...More

1  Thank Rob N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way to Louisville, not having a lot of time, we stopped because a friend told us how great his experience had been at this distillery. Wow, Grover gave us a personal tour about an hour long and we were very impressed....More

1  Thank Jerry A L
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I've taken many distillery tours over the years, and the one we had at New Riff was one of the better ones. Our guide, Alina, was entertaining and provided a nice take on the distilling process. The tasting at the end of the tour was...More

Thank kimmarkev
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Tasted but did not tour New Riff Distillery. This is a very new and impressive looking building in the middle of a shopping district. across the river from Cincinnati. They have a straight bourbon and several expressions of a single barrel which they were out...More

Thank 608marvr
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice tour. All staff we encountered were friendly and welcoming. Bourbon was good but we were both surprised at how much we liked the Gin. Gin was fantastic.

1  Thank Kathy R
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly (thanks for tastings, Ashley), and awesome spirits. Just-released bourbon was great, but the gin was a total surprise! Worth a stop for sure. And check out the monster Party Store for liquor. AdventureswithDougandJackie.com

Thank DougandJ
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a first time visit. Great friendly service at the tasting bar, really great bourbon on the rocks but their RYE will not be ready for local sale until December.

Thank 007BigBlue
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Grover was so excited to share his and the companies story that made to tour. I would recommend this to any one that has an extra hr to explore and learn!

Thank iliet0441
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October 12, 2018|
Response from NewRiff | Property representative |
Yes, we do sell used barrels through our gift shop. They're first come first serve when available. Please fill out the form on the contact page on our website and we'll notify you as soon as one is available. Cheers!