Happy Harry’s is proud to announce that we are the only authorized retailer in North Dakota to offer our customers New Riff Distilling products. All of our stores now stock the following items:
-New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin $29.99
-New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin Bourbon Barrel Aged $32.99
-New Riff Kentucky Straight Rye Bottled in Bond $39.99
-New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon Bottled in Bond $39.99
-New Riff Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon Barrel Proof $49.99
About New Riff Distilling—Located in Newport, Kentucky, New Riff Distilling’s mission is to become one of the great small distilleries of the world. Co-founded in 2014 by Ken Lewis and Jay Erisman, formerly owner and spirits buyer respectively for The Party Source, New Riff is a resolutely independent, 100% family owned, greater Cincinnati distillery, grounded in tradition yet unafraid to riff and innovate. The distillery’s New Riff Bourbon and New Riff Rye are aged four years and embrace the ultimate quality benchmark, Bottled in Bond Without Chill Filtration. New Riff’s Gins are pot distilled using locally foraged botanicals.
The following PRESS RELEASE is from New Riff Distilling:
NEW RIFF DISTILLERY, Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati’s largest whiskey distillery, entering for the very first time, in a virtually unprecedented sweep, goes 5 for 5 in winning Double-Gold in every category they entered at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the world’s most respected whiskey awards competition.
Newport, KY, March 27, 2019—New Riff Distilling currently making three whiskeys and two gins, sent all five spirits, Bottled in Bond Bourbon, Bottled in Bond Rye, Single Barrel Bourbon, Kentucky Wild Gin, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Wild Gin to be judged against over 3,000 of the world’s best spirits—the largest number of entries in the 19 year history of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. In an exceedingly rare sweep and as one of the “youngest” distilleries competing, every single one of the bottles New Riff submitted won the highest level of Double Gold. Double Gold is only awarded when every single judge in a category votes to give the Gold medal to an entrant.
New Riff owner and co-founder, Ken Lewis, commented, “It’s like being a brand new horse farm and entering five horses in five races on Derby Day and winning all five. We were judged against the best Bourbons, Ryes, and Gins in the world and came away in every category we entered with one of the very few Double Golds. Our mission statement is “to become one of the great small distilleries of the world; we are profoundly honored to have just taken a big step on that long journey.”
New Riff’s Awards:
Double Gold Best Barrel Aged Gin, DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Bourbon Barreled Kentucky Wild Gin, Kentucky, USA
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Kentucky, USA
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Kentucky, USA
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Kentucky, USA
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin, Kentucky, USA
Fred Minnick, a leading Bourbon expert/writer and one of the judges at San Francisco, writing for Forbes on March 24, 2019 stated, “If New Riff is not on your radar, you need to follow them. They’re one of the most exciting new distilleries in the world.”