RD1 Spirits Expands Distro into Seven New States


April 5, 2024

RD1 French Oak bottle

Lexington-based craft bourbon brand, RD1 Spirits, continues to build its national distribution footprint with expansion into seven states since January 2024 — Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, Ohio and South Carolina.

This expansion follows last year’s successful growth, where RD1 grew distribution from its home state of Kentucky to 14 states in the calendar year. In addition to the latest seven states, RD1 distributes to Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

“Our quick growth is a result of consumer demand,” Mike Tetterton, chief executive officer, said in a news release. “Bourbon enthusiasts throughout the U.S. are hearing about RD1 and asking where they can buy it locally. We’re incredibly proud to introduce RD1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon and our unique wood finishings to more bourbon fans and those looking to explore something new.”

Other first-quarter news for the brand includes taking home a major award in the 2024 Los Angeles Invitational Wine & Spirits Challenge. RD1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished With French Oak (101 proof) earning Double Gold, 95 points, and Best in Class in the Barrel Finished Bourbon Category.

The brand’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon (98 proof) and Kentucky Straight Bourbon Double Finished In Oak and Maple Barrels (99.9 proof) each received Gold honors in the competition.

“Winning our first Best in Class award is incredible,” Tetterton said. “When I look at our awards, what I’m most impressed with is the amount of Golds, Double Golds, and Platinums that each product has earned. Our bourbon portfolio is unique, and there’s something for everyone. I can tell you RD1 is an up-and-coming brand to watch.”

RD1 has earned more than 75 awards for its bourbon portfolio, which launched new packaging and expanded products in the spring of 2023.

For more information, visit https://rd1spirits.com/.