Jacob Rieger & Company was founded in 1887 in Kansas City's West Bottoms Livestock Exchange district. The brand offered more than 100 alcoholic products and took pride in maintaining a quarter of a million unique customers by offering mail-order delivery services. In 1919, Prohibition was enacted by the federal government and wasn't reversed until 1933. J. Rieger & Co. was a casualty at the time, but was not destined to be lost forever. In 2014, we revived Kansas City's historic and iconic distillery.
In July 2019 we begin a new chapter of our story, offering a visitor experience for the first time in our 132-year history. Now located in the historic Electric Park district of Kansas City, just three minutes east of the River Market, our new distillery will offer daily tours and tastings, two distinct bar spaces serving cocktails, food, beer and wine, as well as space for private events.