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Sneak peek inside New Riff Distillery in Bellevue

NEWPORT, Ky. (WKRC) -- A big day for bourbon lovers as the New Riff Distillery in Newport officially opens for business Thursday. Only Local 12 was given a sneak peak inside the newest addition to the Party Source.

The distillery is in front of the Party Source. Inside, it's immaculate. You can see the inner workings of the distillery and how bourbon is made. The distillery will also make whiskey, gin and rum.

While the distillery opens Thursday, there have already been tours, private events and tastings. The general manager says they want people to really experience the bourbon. In addition to tastings and tours, there will be space to rent at the Riff Distillery for events and weddings. There is also a roof deck with a view of Newport, Bellevue and over the Ohio River.

A VIP party will be held Wednesday night. The doors will open Thursday. However, the first batch won't be ready for sale for four years. It has to be aged and distilled first.

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