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New Riff Distilling Releases 15-Year-Old Bourbon to Benefit Restaurant Relief Funds

New Riff Distilling will release close to 900 bottles of a 15-year-old straight bourbon whiskey in early spring, with all profits benefiting relief funds for bar, restaurant and service industry workers in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Anchored by the Cincinnati Bourbon Society, the project aims to raise $120,000 in direct relief for a group hard-hit by the pandemic. For more information, visit

“We sprung this extremely limited bottling from our warehouse to support the bar and restaurant community that has supported us from the start,” said Hannah Lowen, vice president of operations. “This is how we can raise a glass — and funds — for our embattled friends.”

Distilled in Indiana and bottled in Kentucky by New Riff, this exceptionally rare high-rye bourbon is bottled in bond without chill filtration. The New Riff Relief 15 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be priced at $200 per bottle, with all profits donated to the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, who will disburse the funds as direct relief to individuals in need.

New Riff will base the launch in its home community, with the bottles only being available through the distillery itself. The distillery’s in-house tasting bar, The Aquifer, will also offer single pours as well. Details on how to purchase will be announced soon.

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