A New Riff on an old tradition. Founded in 2014 by Ken Lewis, a visionary Kentucky liquor retailer and entrepreneur. Our mission is simple: to someday be counted among the world’s great small distilleries.

We are 100% Kentucky family owned, by a single family; we have no partners, no investors, no other shareholders. That independence, the freedom from outside pressures and interests has allowed us to make an unforeseen declaration for quality: for perhaps the first time since the inception of the Bottled in Bond Act in 1897, a Kentucky sour mash whiskey distillery has committed itself exclusively to that quality standard, the world’s highest.