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

Chief Customer Experience Officer

Barry Brinegar

National Brand Ambassador

Marc Lohnes

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Don Hardwick

Director of Product Innovation

Don Rodgers

Financial Brand Advisor

Elizabeth Cornelius

Director of Marketing

Whitney Ravkind

Central & Western Regional Manager

Brian Herring

Southeastern Regional Manager

Jory Westerman

Area Sales Manager

John Collins

Area Sales Manager

Sydney Disponett

State Manager

Tyler Couch

Tasting Room & Gift Shop Manager