The Spirit Behind Our Whiskey

The Story of RD1 Distillery

William Tarr exuded confidence in the way a lamp gives off light. He sold watermelons from a horse-drawn cart as a kid. Before leaving high school, he had the vision to turn the family farming operation into a sustainable ecosystem. Tarr rose to fabled railroad-man and bourbon paramour, acquiring the Ashland Distillery — Lexington’s first federally registered distillery (RD1) — and taking it to bold new heights.

Portrait William Tarr
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