Staghorn to Open $250 Million Bourbon Distillery, Visitor Center Near Lexington, Kentucky

by Hayden Spiess

Lancaster, Ky. — Spirits company Staghorn is underway on the development of its first distillery, which will be situated on a 210-acre site in Lancaster, roughly 40 miles south of Lexington.  Dubbed Garrard County Distilling Co., the $250 million project will feature a 50,000-square-foot distillery, as well as two rickhouses and a visitor center with a tasting room and restaurant, with plans for up to 24 aging warehouses by 2030. The distillery is expected to create more than 60 permanent jobs and produce up to 150,000 barrels of bourbon each year. 

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