The RD1 Spirits Team

Knowledge, Ambition, Loyalty and Courage

RD1 Spirits is owned and operated by entrepreneurs of Lexington, KY, and key investor partners. We are bent by entrepreneurial curiosity and the courage to push through, just like those who started Lexington’s first registered distillery in 1865. We find fulfillment, joy and growth in learning, experiencing, and exploring.


Mike Tetterton


Marsha Couch


Chris Tetterton

Vice President, Marketing

Barry Brinegar

National Brand Ambassador

Joe Nageotte

Chief Operating Officer

Marc Lohnes

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Don Hardwick

Director of Product Innovation

Don Rodgers

Financial Brand Advisor

Elizabeth Cornelius

Director of Marketing

Michael Karaus

Eastern Regional Manager

Whitney Ravkind

Central Division Manager

Jory Westerman

Area Sales Manager

Sydney Disponett

Field Sales Manager

Tyler Couch

Tasting Room & Gift Shop Manager