Project Thoroughbred


The Pernod Ricard distillery and warehouse will expand across 265 acres in Marion County, Kentucky with an emphasis on using low carbon technologies.

Project Description / Details

This project is part of Pernod Ricard’s fast-growing Jefferson’s Bourbon brand. Plateau Excavation broke ground early this year, and the goal is to be completed in the third quarter of 2024. The 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, carbon neutral distillery and aging warehouses located in Marion County, Kentucky, will be approximately 265 acres and include a world class visitor center to welcome bourbon enthusiasts on the historic Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The facility is expected to produce over 7.5 million proof gallons of bourbon annually.

The Pernod Ricard green field distillery will be the first of its size in the United States to achieve LEED certification, an internationally recognized sustainability framework for efficient, carbon and cost-saving environmentally friendly buildings. The distillery and warehouses will include such low-carbon technologies as electrode boilers powered by certified renewable electricity, allowing the distillery to abstain from using fossil fuels during bourbon production. Clayco is leading the design-oriented visitor center using an integrated design-build approach with its in-house engineering capabilities and architecture that strives for a low carbon footprint.


Additional Details

Service Type: Regional, Specialty

Location: Lebanon, Kentucky

Additional Project Details:

  • 182,740 cy of earthmoving
  • 265 acres
  • 10,525 rock/blasting