Bespoken Spirits brings expertise to Bourbon Path

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Distillers Affiliation is welcoming its latest member to the Bourbon Path. Bespoken Spirits in Lexington introduced final fall its transfer to Kentucky from California.


What You Want To Know

  • Bespoken Spirits was based in 2019 in San Francisco 
  • The corporate moved its headquarters and manufacturing to Lexington in a transfer introduced final fall 
  • Bespoken’s getting older course of makes use of much less wooden, water and vitality 
  • Their tasting room and manufacturing facility are positioned at Greyline Station


Based in Silicon Valley, Bespoken Spirits fuses conventional distilling with expertise. Jordan Spitzer, head of taste, does most of his work within the laboratory. It’s the place he analyzes molecules in grains and oak staves to craft a constant flavored whiskey.

“We’re hoping to interrupt open the whiskey DaVinci Code, so to talk, somewhat bit additional so we are able to actually dial in on precisely what’s in there,” Spitzer stated.

The five-year-old firm was based on sustainability. As a substitute of getting its taste from full barrels, the merchandise are aged in a steel keg and are flavored from wooden micro-staves which relaxation within the keg with the spirit.

“By way of using our micro-staves, in comparison with a barrel, we’re utilizing about 30 occasions much less wooden than if you happen to had been to throw this within the barrel,” Spitzer stated.

Jared Bickel, director of buyer relations at Bespoken Spirits, stated by means of their getting older course of they yield about 99% of product. Conventional distilling yields solely round 60-70% of product as a result of ‘angel’s share’ or evaporation of whiskey.

“That’s revenue to us as a result of that makes our bottle worth and our cogs loads decrease, so when it goes on the shelf we are able to compete with a few of these greater those that have large fermentation tanks and big yields,” Bickel stated.

By way of their course of, spirits might be made in 4 to 5 days and be tailor-made to an individual’s particular palate. Bespoken Spirts has partnered with Lynard Skynard for his or her model, Hell Home. Bickel stated the flavour was impressed by the band’s love for Crown Royal.

“There’s a time and place of you may’t predict what’s the flavour and that’s type of enjoyable, however for those that need a custom-made, genuine, precise whiskey each single time, we’ve that functionality,” Bickel stated.

Bespoken Spirits opened for tasting excursions in March. Now, a member of the Bourbon Path, they plan to have full facility excursions later this summer time.

“We’re a tech firm at coronary heart and we’re going to be a expertise pushed tour,” Bickel stated.

Bickel stated excursions will likely be tailor-made to the precise teams primarily based on their curiosity within the manufacturing course of.

Bespoken Spirits has the flexibility to provide round 80,000 gallons a yr.

In accordance with the KDA, distilling generates about $325 million in financial impression in Lexington alone.

Bespoken Spirits is positioned in Lexington at Greyline Station.

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