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Long wooden bar with shelves of 500 bourbons in the center at Smoke Justis in Covington, Ky.

Old William Tarr (While Supplies Last)

RD1 Distillery. In 1865, the Ashland Distillery was established, the first to obtain a federally registered distillery license, and was assigned RD#1.

Located on Manchester Street at the city limits of Lexington, KY, today, the remains of the original distillery can be found at what is now the entrance to Lexington’s Distillery District. In 2021, the RD1 brand was reborn with the mission to bring a portfolio that embodies the spirit worthy of Lexington’s legendary whiskey heritage and what we now call Bluegrass Glory.

  • Inheritance 12 Year $50/pour (normally $115/2 oz pour!)
  • Only 1800 bottles created
  • Reserve 96 proof $10/2 oz pour 
  • Original juice proofed down to the “sweet spot”
  • Reserve 114 proof $20/2 oz pour 
  • 8 year rye and 7 year bourbon (60/40 split) 


Feb 15 2023


11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Smoke Justis


Smoke Justis
302 Court St. Covington, KY 41011