Pernod Ricard is the No. 2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits has announced a new $250 million distillery investment to be built in Marion County, Kentucky for its fast-growing Jefferson’s Bourbon brand. The state-of-the-art distillery and related aging warehouses will be built over a five-year period to leverage the strong growth and growth potential of its premium American whiskey portfolio, The American Whiskey Collective.

This investment will include a new 75,000-square-foot facility on a 265-acre site in Lebanon. The site will include a distillery, drying operation, three warehouses and a world-class visitor center and future stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

According to Pierre Joncourt, SVP, Operations, Pernod Ricard North America, “Construction of the new distillery – which will have a 7.5 million proof gallon capacity — is expected to begin in January 2023. Our target completion date for the distillery and related warehouses is 2025.”

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