Newport, Kentucky-based New Riff Distilling announced construction of a new barrel warehouse facility in Silver Grove, Kentucky, 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,” said 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, Lewis said. JDL Warm Construction is the general contractor for the project.
Since its founding in 2014, New Riff’s products have attracted a wide following, with demand outpacing supply. New Riff is currently available in 15 states with distribution extending to Illinois later this year. Lewis said the recent production expansion and increased storage capacity will allow the brand to better meet demand for New Riff products.
The 2021 expansion project increased the distillery by 800 square feet, allowing for the addition of three additional fermenters and increasing production to 12,000 barrels per year, up from 8,000 previously.