RD1 Spirits

1170 Manchester Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Lexington’s RD1 Spirits exists to ask “what else can Bourbon do?” They explore what happens to Kentucky Straight Bourbon when unique wood staves are added to the original barrel to finish aging the whiskey. At their Tasting Room & Gift Shop, they’ll take you on a sensory journey with their Kentucky Straight Bourbon and three wood-finished expressions (French Oak, Brazilian Amburana Wood, and Double Finish In Oak and Maple). You will discover your palate preferences, thief Bourbon from a barrel, and experience unique offerings not seen at other places. Afterward, shop their Bourbon and unique gifts.


Their favorite toast: "May ONE always push you further." RD1 crafts impressive Kentucky Straight Bourbon to celebrate the firsts in your lives – those who were first to create, first to believe, first to remove barriers. Just like the gutsy mavericks who built Lexington’s first registered distillery in the late 1800s, RD1 was started in 2020 by modern-day entrepreneurs who have the spirit to dare, a gift all firsts possess.

Featured Amenities

  • Cocktail Bar
  • Special Events
  • Event Spaces
  • Open 7 Days (Except Holidays)

Signature Recipe

RD1 Paper Plane


.75 oz RD1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished with Brazilian Amburana Wood, 110 proof 

.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 

.75 oz Aperol 

.75 oz Amaro Nonino



Add all ingredients to shaker and shake well. Strain into glass. Serve up with lemon peel garnish.

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