The Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 represented a watershed moment for American whiskey. For the first time, a group of Kentucky whiskey makers stood up for the quality of Bourbon, demanded an end to spurious blending and rectifying practices, and required legal protections for the best of the best. In fact, compared to international regulations governing the quality of other great aged spirits such as Scotch and Cognac, we find that America’s Bottled in Bond Act, now going on 120 years old, is no less than the highest quality standard of any country in the world.Rather than reserve Bottled In Bond for special or limited releases, it is the signature of all of our whiskey.
Aside from barrel proof single barrel bottlings, ALL New Riff whiskey will be Bottled in Bond. Yet the highest quality standard in the world is not high enough for us: we are taking the standard one step further by dispensing with chill filtration to ensure that not a single molecule of flavor is sacrificed for cosmetic appearances. We are firmly grounded in Kentucky’s revered Bourbon legacy, but this is our riff. A new riff on arguably America’s greatest whiskey tradition: Bottled in Bond Without Chill Filtration.
“In the past few years, we’ve seen multiple lawsuits, transparency concerns over sourced whiskey, age statements being dropped, and general consumer distrust toward whiskey companies. With bottled in bond, consumers have a guarantee every time—the way it should be.” – Fred Minnick