Founded in 2014, New Riff Distillery is the most exciting new Kentucky Bourbon to hit the market since Maker’s Mark. Started by Ken Lewis, a visionary Kentucky liquor retailer and entrepreneur, New Riff is led by a team of corporate refugees ranging from craft beer to politics and more. Their mission is simple: to someday be counted among the world’s great small distilleries. Family-owned and operated, the independence from corporate influence has given New Riff the freedom from outside pressures to make an unforeseen declaration for quality: for perhaps the first time since the inception of the Bottled in Bond Act in 1897, a Kentucky sour mash whiskey distillery has committed itself exclusively to that quality standard, the world’s highest—with zero chill-filtration. The New Riff Bottled In Bond rye whiskey uses a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye to create one of the most intensely aromatic and spicy rye whiskies we’ve ever tasted.