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Bespoken Spirits opens $3.2M headquarters in Lexington

Distilled spirits distributor relocates with 16 jobs from San Francisco

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Bespoken Spirits held a grand opening for its relocated corporate headquarters and manufacturing operation from San Francisco to Lexington, a $3.2 million investment creating 16 Kentucky jobs paying an average hourly wage of $70.77 including benefits.

Founded in 2018, the company is noted for New York Yankee great Derek Jeter being one of its key investors.

The relocation of Bespoken Spirits’ headquarters and manufacturing operations from San Francisco includes building improvements, equipment, start-up costs and other related expenses. The new location will allow Bespoken to boost its presence in the supply chain to include distillation, completing the characterization and recipe catalog from grain to glass.

Bespoken Spirits is a privately owned company focused on craft spirits and cocktail products, including its own Tailored Wood Finishing process for whiskies. The company blends technology and tradition to unlock nearly unlimited flavor combinations, while reducing environmental impact. Bespoken has received 198 medals in spirits competitions. The company has built a rich library of spirit characterizations and recipes for spirit rectifying to produce a target spirit, thus the name Bespoken.

“We are thrilled to move our headquarters into the heart of Kentucky’s bourbon country with the opening of Bespoken’s new distillery in Lexington,” said Bespoken Spirits CEO Peter Iglesias. “We’re excited to introduce our unique method of whiskey making to the rich heritage of distilling that Kentucky is renowned for and grateful for the outpouring of support from the local community and government.”

“Adding a company like Bespoken Spirits to the commonwealth is a welcome addition to the state’s booming signature bourbon industry,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “Whenever a company chooses to relocate their headquarters and manufacturing operation to Kentucky, it is an incredible opportunity for not just our state, but for the individuals and communities who will benefit with well-paying, quality jobs. I want to congratulate Bespoken and their leadership for yesterday’s exciting grand opening event, and I look forward to their future success here in the commonwealth.”

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton noted the fit between Bespoken and the community: “I was happy to be involved in recruiting Bespoken Spirits to Lexington. Bespoken Spirits is a perfect fit for Lexington. Agriculture technology companies are attracted to our city because of its quality of life, highly educated workforce and deep roots in agriculture. By integrating technology into the art of bourbon aging, Bespoken Spirits is now ushering in a new era of craftsmanship here in bourbon country. Welcome, Bespoken Spirits!”

Commerce Lexington President and CEO Bob Quick welcomes the company and looks forward to the tourists it will attract to Lexington and the surrounding areas: “The Greater Lexington region prides itself on unique experiences for both visitors and residents, and the relocation of Bespoken Spirits from California to Lexington’s Greyline Station will provide another quality tourist attraction. We are honored that the company’s executives chose our city and region for its new headquarters and manufacturing operation. I would like to congratulate Bespoken on its success and welcome their team to our community.

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