New Riff Distilling Expands with New Barrel Warehouse

New Riff Distilling breaks ground on a new barrel warehouse facility in Silver Grove, KY distillery rickhouse whiskey bourbon
From left: Campbell County Commissioners Geoff Besecker, Tom Lampe and Brian Painter; New Riff co-founder Ken Lewis; and Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery.

The fast-emerging craft distillery New Riff Distilling, popular for their single-barrel store pick selections, has broken ground on a new barrel warehouse facility in Silver Grove, KY.

The new location is a short drive from the distillery and existing warehouse. The 10-acre site will be capable of holding more than 40,000 barrels of whiskey with room for future expansion.

“Last year we expanded our distillery to increase production,” says co-founder Ken Lewis. “With our Newport facility already nearing capacity before that, it is time to add more storage and we’re happy to be building in Campbell County.”

The 55,000-square-foot, pre-engineered metal building is intended to be ready for use in spring 2023. JDL Warm Construction is the general contractor for the project.

Founded in 2014, New Riff is currently available in 15 states, with distribution extending to Illinois later this year. 


The 2021 expansion project increased the distillery by 800 square feet, allowing for the addition of three additional fermenters while increasing production to 12,000 barrels per year, up from 8,000 previously.


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