Frequently Asked Questions

Tasting Room & Gift Shop Experience

What are your hours of operation?

We are open Monday through Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sunday from Noon to 5pm. You’re welcome to walk in anytime, but we recommend booking a tasting reservation online to ensure a dedicated time. For additional questions, feel free call us at 859.407.2827 or email us at

How long are tastings?

Our tastings typically last between 45-60 minutes. We encourage guests to take their time to enjoy the full experience. Our goal is to educate individuals on the history and craft of Kentucky Straight Bourbon in a relaxed environment, promoting conversation, storytelling and laughter. Walk-in guests are welcome, but we encourage you to book ahead online.

What is included in the tasting?

During our bourbon tasting, we offer a flight of our 4 bourbon expressions within the RD1 portfolio for $15. You’ll start with our 98-proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, followed by three more expressions of the same Bourbon finished in unique woods in barrel: French Oak (101 proof), Brazilian Amburana Wood (110 proof), and Oak and Maple Barrels (99.9 proof). When possible, we also offer guests the opportunity to thieve bourbon straight into the glass from some of our experimental barrels on site. We live for exploring the bourbon frontier!

I’m interested in booking the Tasting Room space for a private event. Who can I contact?

Wonderful! Our flexible space is ideal for multiple types of events from company off-site meetings to social receptions. In addition, we can walk guests through an RD1 bourbon tastings and/or create custom cocktails to complement your theme. To learn more, please contact us at 859.407.2827 or

Our flexible space is ideal for multiple types and styles of events. From company off-site meetings to social receptions, our flexible space is charming and full of Lexington character.

Can anyone under 21 come in?

No one under 21 year old is allowed to sample our products. If they are accompanied by a paying adult, they may come and learn about our process and the history of Kentucky Bourbon and Whiskey.

Do you offer sponsorships or fundraising opportunities?

For inquiries about sponsorships, please contact Chris Tetterton, Chief Customer Experience Officer, at .

Am I allowed to bring my own food & beverage?

We do not allow outside drinks, but food can be arranged for guests. Feel free to reach out to us at 859.407.2827 or for any special requests or arrangements.

Are pets allowed?

While we are animal lovers as well, we unfortunately have a no pet policy at our location for health and safety reasons for both humans and our animal friends.