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The Riff Room
The Riff Room

Sat, Jun 18


Lexington Marriott City Center

The Riff Room

In partnership with the Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild and New Riff Distilling, The Riff Room is a night of celebration as we debut our KBBG + SFW New Riff Single Barrel Selection. Are you really a bourbon lover if you miss this event?

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Time & Location

Jun 18, 2022, 9:00 PM – Jun 19, 2022, 1:00 AM

Lexington Marriott City Center, 121 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507, USA

About the Event

The Riff Room at Marriott City Center

In partnership with the Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild and New Riff Distilling, The Riff Room is a night of celebration as we debut our KBBG + SFW New Riff Single Barrell Selection. All attendees will enjoy a guided tasting of New Riff Straight Bourbon, New Riff Straight Rye and the limited release KBBG + SFW Single Barrel Selection. Along with this, we will serve specialty crafted New Riff cocktails (See cocktail menu below). And there is no need to eat before you come-- we will have plenty of food! Please view the food menu below. Proceeds from this event will benefit KBBG's Freddie Johnson Minority Scholarship to further minority participation in bourbon education.


Bottles will be available for pick up at The Riff Room at Lexington Marriott City Center on June 18, 2022.

Music curated by DJ Forerunner and Retrospek's The BANdj Experience

Featured Chef | Damon Heeter, Director of Food & Beverage, Lexington Marriott City Center


Passed Hors D'oeuvres

  • Roasted seasonal veggie skewers
  • Curry chickpea salad cup
  • Smoked salmon deviled eggs


  • Chicken lollipops with New Riff bourbon barbecue sauce
  • Hot brown crostini with New Riff bourbon Mornay


Pasta Bar

  • Served with choice of Arrabbiata or Jerk Alfredo sauce
  • Meats: blackened chicken, andouille sausage

Carribean rubbed, roasted Round of Beef topped with:

  • Island au jus
  • Kittitian Horseradish

Featured Cocktails

Sorel Old Fashioned

2 ounces New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1/2 ounce vanilla simple, recipe follows

1/2 ounce Sorel Liqueur

2 dashes orange bitters

Rye Perfect Manhattan

2 ounce New Riff Kentucky Straight Rye

1/2 ounce Cocchi Sweet Vermouth

1/2 ounce Contratto Dry Vermouth

4 dashes of orange bitters

Pineapple Express (Gin)

2 ounces New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin

1 ounce pineapple juice

1/2 ounce lemon juice

3/4 ounce orgeat (almond liqueur)

Alcohol Consumption Policy

SoulFeast Week, LLC is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being for all event attendees. Our job is to facilitate a great experience-- responsibly. For our events involving alcohol,  we have a strict age verification and alcohol consumption policy. To that end, we have prepared this alcohol consumption policy to ensure all customers of their safety. Once a ticket has been purchased or an event registration has been submitted, attendees agree to abide by the following policy. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available from our homepage and at every point where events serving alcohol will be listed.

Alcohol Consumption Policy

For SoulFeast events involving the serving alcohol, the following protocols will be implemented:

Identification & Age Verification

All attendees will be required to present valid photo identification upon entry into the event venue. Photo identification will be used to verify corresponding ticket information and validate that attendees are over the legal alcohol consumption age of 21. Acceptable forms of personal identification can include:

  • State issued driver license
  • Military issued identification
  • Passport

Responsible Consumption

SoulFeast event attendees are encouraged to enjoy alcohol responsibly. At any point in time, SoulFeast staff or the venue supervisor reserve the right to stop serving alcohol to attendees that display signs of inebriation. Furthermore, SoulFeast staff and/or the venue supervisor may remove any attendee at their discretion.

In the event that an attendee may not feel comfortable driving home, SoulFeast staff and/or the venue supervisor can arrange transportation at the attendee's expense.

How To Contact Us

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Event Refund Policy

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  • General Admission

    This ticket includes small bites, guided bourbon tasting, live music, complimentary cocktails.

    Tax: +$5.10 KY State T+$2.25 service fee
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