Pernod Ricard Green Field Distillery

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

This project is part of Pernod Ricard’s fast-growing Jefferson’s Bourbon brand. Anticipated to break ground in early 2023 and 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. 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.  


Pernod Ricard


Marion County, Kentucky


150,000 SF | 265 Acres


  • Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative