Bourbon Sessions at the Ripy Mansion is pleased to welcome Jay Erisman, Co-Founder and Vice-President of Strategic Development at New Riff Distilling.
Jay was instrumental in building the distillery from the ground up — not only did he help create and identify flavor profiles, but he also recruited Larry Ebersold, a revered industry veteran, to be consulting master distiller. Equally important, Erisman also instituted precepts that set New Riff on its quality-obsessed trajectory. Eschewing any shortcuts or compromises, he encouraged New Riff to embrace the Kentucky sour mash regimen, high-rye mash bills, no chill filtration and traditional barrel aging protocols.
Nicknamed “the whiskey man”, Erisman leads the team that presents the spirits in their final form. He focuses on grains and raw ingredients, cooperage, aging strategies and product development, as well as regulatory compliance. Erisman is also an expert in pot still distillation and spearheads the distillery’s Kentucky Wild Gin and its aged expression.
Jay will share with us the story of New Riff and their commitment to creating quality spirits as we sample of selection of New Riff products.
Bourbon tasting will be accompanied by light appetizers. Cash bar and tours of the Historic T.B. Ripy Mansion will also be available.
Net proceeds beyond event costs go directly towards the continued maintenance and restoration efforts of the Ripy Mansion.