New Distillery and Spirits Destination will open July 12
J. Rieger & Co. will open their new distillery and spirits destination in the historic Electric Park neighborhood of Kansas City on July 12. Guests will enjoy a host of new experiences, including: a custom-engineered 40-foot slide that will ferry guests from the second-floor Monogram Lounge to the first floor; a personalized whiskey bottling station; a 4,000-square foot Kansas City historical exhibit; two full-service cocktail bars and lounge spaces (The Monogram Lounge and The Hey! Hey! Club); education & tours, and more. The distillery encompasses a significant expansion to 60,000 square-feet, allowing the team to build production capacity while offering a world-class hospitality center.
“As we prepare to open our doors this summer, we are entering a new chapter of the J. Rieger & Co. legacy in Kansas City,” says Ryan Maybee, Co-Founder and VP of Sales & Hospitality. “When we first launched in 2014, our focus was on resurrecting the brand, which meant creating the highest quality whiskey, gin and other spirits inspired by our vibrant history. We are extraordinarily proud of the national growth and recognition that we have accomplished and will apply that same high standard to shaping the future of our new home here in Electric Park. With this expansion we can add a visitors’ experience to our story while investing in our city and community. We are counting on the incredible talent of our hospitality team to host thousands of guests in their discovery of our spirits and cocktail culture.”
About J. Rieger & Co.
Jacob Rieger & Company was originally founded in 1887 in Kansas City’s West Bottoms Livestock Exchange district. The distillery produced over 100 alcoholic products on a national basis, including the iconic Monogram Whiskey, but it was forced to close in 1919 with the advent of Prohibition. In 2014, 95 years after Prohibition, the brand was relaunched by hospitality entrepreneur, Ryan Maybee, and Andy Rieger, the great-great-great-grandson of Jacob Rieger. The current distillery is located in the historic Electric Park district of Kansas City and will unveil a significant expansion in the East Bottoms of Kansas City in June 2019. Products include Kansas City Whiskey, Midwestern Dry Gin, Caffè Amaro, and Premium Wheat Vodka. J. Rieger &Co. products are available nationally in: AR, CA, CO, DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, WI and DC. Read more: jriegerco.com.