OUR HISTORY

It began when a group of long time friends, playing poker, tossed around the idea of starting a small batch distillery in Lexington, a city rich in distilling heritage. Two of the friends went all-in, establishing their new company in the barreling house of an old Lexington bourbon distillery...

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Tasting Room & Gift Shop

Our gift shop is open 5 days a week with the hours listed below. Tours and Tastings are available during gift shop hours at 15 minutes past the hour.


Wednesday - Friday: 12pm - 5pm
Tours/Tastings: 12:15; 1:15; 2:15; 3:15; 4:15


Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 3pm
Tours/Tastings: 11:15; 12:15, 1:15, 2:15

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Distillery Profiles

Jeff Wiseman

Jeff Wiseman - Owner

Jeff attended the University of Kentucky and Georgetown College prior to starting an air freight company which eventually covered most of the eastern United States. He sold the business in 2005 to pursue construction and distilling. He is also the father of 2 boys with his wife of many years, Kathryne. He is a die hard fisherman, fishing the streams and rivers, lakes and saltwater of North America.

Peter Wright

Peter Wright - Owner

Pete spent a year in the back country of the Gambia working in AIDS prevention, is a veteran of the US ARMY (Military Police) and graduated from Davidson College. A neurologist, he earned his Medical Degree at the University of Kentucky, and trained at Wake Forest University before returning to his hometown of Lexington. He enjoys flying planes, motorcycling, boating, and sailing with his lovely wife, Lois.

Noah Brown

Noah Brown - Operations Manager

Noah is from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelors degree in Economics. Noah became interested in distilled spirits after several years of home brewing. He's traveled extensively, and joined our group after searching for distillers interested in quality over quantity. He has a keen interest in artisanal distilling of specialty spirits.

Robert Downing

Robert Downing - Business Development

Before joining us at the distillery, Bobby attended the University of Kentucky and received an undergraduate degree in Biology. He then attended and graduated from Louisville Law School and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. Finally, he returned to the University of Kentucky where he completed his MBA. Bobby enjoys traveling throughout the United States and abroad. He is a music aficionado and avid sports fan; attending concerts and sports events throughout the US. In his spare time at home he enjoys shooting and canoeing/kayaking the streams and rivers of Kentucky.

Rachel Farrar

Rachel Farrar - Northeast Marketing

Rachel is a native of Lexington and a graduate of University of Kentucky's School of Music where she studied Vocal Performance. She now lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her days are often spent singing in choirs, acting in films and walking her dog, Sophia Loren. Her favorite things are vintage clothing and fine spirits. Rachel markets our products in the greater New York metropolitan area.

1200 Manchester Street, Building #9 | Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: 859.259.0159 | Fax: 859.259.0159

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