RD1 Distillery at the commons
Lexington, Kentucky

Coming soon, fall 2024! We broke ground in January on our new $4.8 million brand destination, just a few minutes away from our current Tasting Room on Manchester Street. This new location – more than twice the size of our existing one – is the cornerstone of The Commons, Lexington’s newest entertainment district, uniting life, work and play.


RD1 Distillery at The Commons will shed light on Lexington’s bourbon history dating back to 1865, while showcasing modern-day innovation with wood finishing in barrel. The two-story, 10,215-square-foot distillery will feature outdoor seating areas on both levels, overlooking a historic water tower, a visible marker for the entertainment district that will feature RD1 artwork.

Guests visiting the RD1 stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® will have the opportunity to:

  • View an interactive, history-meets-innovation experience of Lexington’s bourbon milestones.
  • Participate in a fermentation-to-distillation tour, seeing our research-and-development distillery.
  • Taste through the RD1 bourbon portfolio.
  • Try your hand as a distiller/blender in our R&D lab for wood finishing of Kentucky Straight Bourbon and barrel thieving.
  • Sip bourbon inside our VIP speakeasy.
  • Order craft bourbon cocktails.
  • Shop RD1 merch and bourbon gifts.
  • Reserve the space for private events.

We invite you to read our January 2024 press release to learn more and start planning your visit to Lexington!