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J Rieger Co Distillery

The idea is to become a destination distillery

like you've never seen before."

Amanda Davis, J. Rieger & Co.

When Andy Rieger, his wife Lucy, and their business partner Ryan Maybee decided to resurrect the J. Rieger brand, they were committed to doing it right. Originally founded during the late 1800s in Kansas City’s bustling Livestock Exchange district, J. Rieger & Co. returned to their stomping grounds and purchased a new 60,000-square-foot flagship distillery for operation. In addition to a fully upgraded production area, the team at J. Rieger and Co. wanted to create an experience for visitors that shared their incredible history of creating, bottling, and serving.

60,000

square-foot distillery space with an interior museum and dining area.

3,000

square-foot historical exhibit welcomes visitors at the entrance, sharing the history of the iconic distillery.

 

Starting with their story front and center, the 3,000-square-foot historical exhibit features hundreds of artifacts in custom vitrine display cases, digital learning displays, informational signage, and expert design craftsmanship. The goal of the space? Playing the long game. In order to cultivate lifelong brand ambassadors for J. Rieger & Co. from their visitors, the approach shifted from direct ROI to immersive storytelling. We didn't just want to sell them in the gift shop—we wanted to sell them on the experience of being a part of this historic distillery. And to that we say, "Cheers!"

 

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Carole Hollman

Carole Hollman

Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion... more about Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion for storytelling and her love of the non-profit, educational world make her a natural and compassionate leader in this field. Her combined skills and professional experience make her a powerful listener, communicator, client liaison, internal and external group facilitator, conceptual thinker, visionary, and team leader.

Having spent 20+ years in a number of different creative and educational fields, she brings an added design mentality and the benefits of cross-industry experience to any project. She has an extensive background across a wide range of fields, including: Museum and Exhibit Design and Fabrication; Software Design and Development; Healthcare and Healthcare Education/Certification; Professional and Continuing Education; and K-12 Educational Design.

As the project leader, Carole’s main goal is to assemble the best team for each project, set them up for highest success, and let them do what they do best, while staying personally involved at a high level from beginning to end. Notable past projects include: The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum; Wonderscope Children’s Museum; UNMC McGoogan Library Wigton Heritage Center; Dane G. Hansen Museum; Zoo Knoxville, KidScape at the Johnson County Museum, and the Kansas Museum of History.

Jenni Dold

Jenni Dold

Associate Account Director

Jenni Dold has 15 years of account management and design project management experience, working with both museums and national brands to conceptualize and bring to life multifaceted campaigns through a combination of physical and digital... more about Jenni Dold Jenni Dold Jenni Dold Associate Account Director

Jenni Dold has 15 years of account management and design project management experience, working with both museums and national brands to conceptualize and bring to life multifaceted campaigns through a combination of physical and digital user experiences. Her role as liaison between clients and internal content developers, including researchers, writers and designers, allows her a comprehensive view of the entire project at any given time, ensuring a seamless process where nothing slips through the cracks along the way. Jenni is particularly adept at thinking several steps ahead, anticipating and side-stepping potential obstacles before they arise.

 
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