RD1 Spirits KY Straight Bourbon Whiskey 98 Proof
Mash Bill: 70/21/9 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
Age: 4+ Years
Proof: 98 Proof
Tasting Notes: The nose has notes of orange candied spice with hints of dried cherries. Cinnamon toast round out the note with a blast of cooked apples when pouring. The palate has sweet smoky notes on the front that progress to brown sugar toast and maple syrup with an ending of allspice and clove. The finish is medium in length with sweet, toasted pecan pie. The spice notes are the star of this bourbon.
Story: 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.