When people think of Kentucky, what do they usually think of? Bourbon. Why? Well, 95% of the world’s bourbon is made right here in the Bluegrass state.
As a proud Kentucky company, we thought, why not partner with a Bourbon distillery to be the ‘Official Distillery Partner’ of UpTech? When you think bourbon, a lot of well-known companies come to mind; Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Michters, Wild Turkey, and Evan Williams, to name a few. What you might not know is that there is an awesome distillery right in your backyard.
New Riff Distillery opened in Spring of 2014 overlooking the Ohio River here in Northern Kentucky. While they are two years away from selling their own bourbon, this local company is a force to be reckoned with. The distillery produces their own spirits and currently carries OKI Bourbon, a ten-year-old bourbon selected and bottled at New Riff. That isn’t the only cool thing going on at New Riff, they have an amazing event venue. From weddings to corporate events, New Riff is the perfect destination for your next event.
General Manager Hannah Lowen explains, “as a relatively young independent distillery, we’re very proud to be connecting such a strong Bourbon tradition in Kentucky with the urban revitalization and modernization of Greater Cincinnati. It’s fun to straddle that line and bring something unique to an area with such a rich history. We have one foot in the north and one foot in the south, one in tradition, one in innovation, and one in the past and one in the future. All of us, are truly after one goal… to become one of the best small distilleries in the world, making whiskey like it’s the last thing we ever do.”
We cannot wait for New Riff’s very own bourbon to be ready, we know we will be first in line to try it out!