FOR ASPIRING
KENTUCKIANS

Kentucky is known the world over for three things: fried chicken, horses, and bourbon. But real Kentuckians don’t live by labels. They won’t be told what to cook, what to raise, and you sure as hell can’t tell them what to drink. There’s more to you than y’all.

BOTANICAL SPIRITS & LIQUEURS

We don’t wait years to distill the perfect sip. We don’t overburden the palate with a litany of flavors. These are sustainable, craft spirits micro distilled and essenced from lush botanicals. This is rebellion in a bottle. It’s a revival of spirits for the spirit.

Born In Louisville. Made for the world.

When a sommelier asked the world's first celebrity chef — Julia Child — to name her favorite wine, she replied, “Gin.”

With over 25 years of experience matching, combining and developing flavors, our botanical spirits and liqueurs are the product of a chef and an artist’s mutual pursuit of the perfect libation. It’s transformative refreshment for the free and independent palates of Kentucky and throughout the world.

Products

London Dry Gin

A classic London Dry with a twist: juniper, sweet citrus and coriander forward with a clean and delicate peppery warmth that persists on the palate as it fades. A gin for gin drinkers.

Ingredients

Juniper, Lemon Grass, Lemon Peel, Grains of Paradise, Coriander, Orris Root

42% ALC. / VOL (84 Proof) 750ML
Limited Release

Bourbon Barreled Gin

Juniper and citrus forward with a smoky smoothness, golden color and a bourbon-like mouth feel. A gin that drinks like a bourbon.

Ingredients

Juniper, Lemon Grass, Lemon Peel, Grains of Paradise, Coriander, Orris Root. Rested in freshly emptied Kentucky bourbon barrels.

45% ALC / VOL (50 Proof) 750ML
Lemon Liqueur

Limoncello

Coming soon. The aroma of fresh lemon zest, the robust taste of a lemon bar finishing smooth, round and bright. It’s a spirit that refreshes and lingers on the palate.

Ingredients

Fresh Lemon Peel, Cane Sugar

30% ALC / Vol (60 Proof) 750ML

Events & News

August 2021

Don’t Drink On An Empty Stomach: Dishes To Pair With Classic Cocktails

Take a look at co-founder Stuart Stein comments on the article on the Escoffier Blog Don’t Drink On An Empty Stomach: Dishes To Pair With Classic Cocktails.

April 2021

Transformation Spirits NOW available at Total Wine & More

Transformation Spirits is now available for purchase at all four Total Wine & More liquor stores in Kentucky.

Visit: Paddock Shops & St. Matthews in Louisville, KY and Lexington Green & Sir Barton in Lexington or order on-line at www.totalwine.com.

October 2020

Transformation Spirits is NOW available in New Hampshire, Nebraska and North Dakota

Look at us go! You may not be a Kentuckian, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself moved by the best botanical spirits of the Bluegrass.

Order on Spirit Hub.

July 2020

Co-Founders Tara Ogden & Stuart Stein on Evy Media’s Business ENT Podcast.

The Founders and Co-owners of Transformation Spirits Tara Ogden and Stuart Stein discuss their entrepreneurial journey of building Transformation spirits. Sharing insights, and the process of discovering new flavors for their brand. Check out the YouTube video.

April 2020

Virtual Happy Hour

Check out Spirit Hub’s first Virtual Happy Hour with Transformation Spirits. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO7e1q08zXA&feature=youtu.be.

April 2020

Transformation Spirits is the Official Gin of the Kentucky Derby Festival

Transformation Spirits will be the Official Gin of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

Check out the Kentucky Derby Festival website to find out where you can find Transformation Spirits Gin at the Kentucky Derby Festival Events including Thunder Over Louisville and Taste of the Derby.

Cocktails

London Dry Gin

Transformation Martini

  • 4 oz Transformation Spirits London Dry Gin
  • 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Bitters (orange bitters or aromatic bitters)
  • Garnish: Lemon twist or Vermouth soaked olives
  • CHILL martini glass.
  • FILL a mixing glass with cracked ice.
  • POUR gin, vermouth and bitters.
  • STIR 15 seconds, strain into a martini glass and garnish with the lemon twist or olives.
Bourbon Barreled Gin

Negroni-Vardier

  • 2 oz Transformation Spirits Limited Release Bourbon Barreled Gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Red Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Bitters (orange bitters or aromatic bitters)
  • GARNISH: Orange twist
  • CHILL rocks glass.
  • FILL a mixing glass with cracked ice.
  • POUR gin, Campari, vermouth and bitters.
  • STIR 15 seconds, strain into a rocks glass and garnish with the orange twist.
London Dry Gin

Apple-Rosemary Gimlet

  • 1 1/2 oz Transformation Spirits London Dry Gin
  • 2 oz Apple Juice
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Bitters (orange bitters or aromatic bitters)
  • Garnish: Lime Foam and Candied Apple Peel
  • CHILL stemmed cocktail glass
  • FILL a cocktail shaker with cracked ice.
  • COMBINE gin, apple juice, lime juice, rosemary simple syrup and bitters.
  • SHAKE 10-15 seconds, strain into a stemmed cocktail glass and garnish with the lime foam and candied apple peel.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • 2 C Water
  • 1 C Granulated sugar
  • 8 tbsp Fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • COMBINE the water, sugar and chopped rosemary leaves in a small saucepan.
  • HEAT, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is hot and sugar is dissolved.
  • REMOVE from heat and let the syrup cool completely.
  • STRAIN from heat and let the syrup cool completely.
London Dry Gin

Gin Pink Paloma

  • 2 oz Transformation Spirits London Dry Gin
  • juice from 1/2 Lime
  • pinch Salt
  • Pink Grapefruit Soda
  • GARNISH: Grapefruit Wedge
  • POUR gin and lime juice into glass.
  • ADD cracked ice and salt.
  • FILL with grapefruit soda.
  • STIR 15 seconds and garnish with the grapefruit wedge.
Bourbon Barreled Gin

Bloody Caesar

  • Celery Salt
  • 1 1/2 oz Transformation Spirits Limited Release Bourbon Barreled Gin
  • 4 oz Clamato Juice
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
  • to taste, Prepared Horseradish
  • GARNISH: Pickle Spear, Lime Wedge, Celery Salt, Cracked Black Pepper
  • COAT the rim of a tall glass with celery salt, fill with cracked ice. and set aside.
  • FILL a mixing glass with cracked ice.
  • POUR gin, Clamato, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and horseradish.
  • STIR 15 seconds, strain into the prepared glass and garnish with the pickle, lime, celery stalk and cracked black pepper.
Bourbon Barreled Gin

Gin Julep

  • 3 oz Transformation Spirits Bourbon Barreled Gin
  • 1 oz Mint Simple Syrup
  • Crushed Ice
  • GARNISH: Fresh Mint Sprigs
  • FILL a julep cup with crushed ice.
  • ADD gin and mint syrup.
  • STIR 10-15 seconds until the glass is thoroughly chilled.
  • ADD additional crushed ice and garnish with mint sprigs.
Mint Simple Syrup
  • 1 C Water
  • 1/2 C Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C Fresh mint leaves
  • COMBINE the water, sugar and mint leaves in a small saucepan.
  • HEAT, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is hot and sugar is dissolved.
  • REMOVE from heat and let the syrup cool completely.
  • STRAIN from heat and let the syrup cool completely.

Find Us

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Kentucky

Louisville
  • Butchertown Grocery / Lola
  • Doc Crows
  • Hell or High Water
  • Louisville Slugger Field
  • Naive
  • Red Hog
Prospect
  • Commonwealth Tap
Georgetown
  • Local Feed
Lexington
  • BlueFire Bar & Grill @ the Hyatt Regency
  • Jack Ruby's Steak House - Coming Soon
  • Lexington Marriot City Center
  • Loxbox @ the 21C Hotel - Coming Soon

Tennessee

Nashville
  • 404 Kitchen
  • Gray & Dudley @ the 21C Hotel
  • Hilton Downtown Nashville - Coming Soon
  • No Quarter
  • The Standard at the Smith House
  • Twisted Foods
Brentwood
  • Lodlow & Prime
  • Mere Bulles

Kentucky

Louisville
  • Haymarket Whisky Bar & Bottle Stop
  • Liquor World - LaGrange Road
  • Morris' Deli, Liquor & Catering
  • Our Place Liquors
  • State Liquors
  • Total Wine & More - Paddock Shops
  • Total Wine & More - St. Matthews
Lexington
  • Total Wine & More - Sir Barton
  • Total Wine & More - Lexington Green
Georgetown
  • Bluegrass Liquor Box
  • Liquor Mart of Georgetown
Brandenburg
  • Bootleggers Wine and Spirits
Corbin
  • Ernie's Spirits
Prospect
  • Prospect Liquors
Ft. Thomas
  • DEP's Fine Wine & Spirits

New Hampshire

North Dakota

Tennessee

More Coming Soon
Mt. Julet
  • Providence Wine & Spirits