New Riff Distilling in Newport, Kentucky has announced the release of a very special bourbon to help raise funds for local restaurant and bar industry workers. The hospitality workers have been especially harmed by the Covid-19 pandemic and on-again, off-again business shutdowns.
New Riff Distilling in partnership with Cincinnati Bourbon Society is releasing close to 900 bottles of a bottled-in-bond, 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.
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“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 a nearby Indiana distillery and bottled in Kentucky by New Riff, this 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.
This limited edition release will only being available at the distillery along the banks of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky. The distillery’s in-house tasting bar, The Aquifer, will also offer single pours as well.