A recently announced project in West Newport will be the first expansion effort for New Riff, which opened its bourbon and gin distillery operation two years ago on Route 8 in Newport.
The 17,300-squre-foot Whiskey Campus will be located along the newly widened Kentucky Route 9. The project will include a 15-barrel-high structure to house New Riff’s bourbon and rye barrels while the product ages.
Both buildings dedicated to the expansion are more than 100 years old and were used in the past to house the Greenline trolley and bus system that served Northern Kentucky until 1972.
Subsequent project phases will include a brewpub, taproom and restaurant as well as Ei8ht Ball Brewing, which will relocate from its current home at The Party Source in Newport.
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