“Our vision of artisan distilling will focus on premium, local products presented in an innovative way,” said co-founder Carus Waggoner.
Second Sight co-founders Carus Waggoner and Rick Couch grew up in Northern Kentucky and recently moved back from Las Vegas. Backgrounds in mechanical engineering and industrial design led Rick and Carus to careers on the Vegas Strip creating two of the world’s largest shows, Cirque Du Soleil’s LOVE and Viva Elvis. Being surrounded by the inspiring sights and sounds of Las Vegas gave Rick and Carus an intimate understanding of the processes and techniques it takes to make a world class product and present it in an exciting way. Second Sight Spirits will bring this creative experience to Northern Kentucky.
“We’ve been impressed with the job Rick and Carus have done by utilizing their theatrical talents in designing their distillery experience,” Kentucky Distillers’ Association President Eric Gregory said. “That’s the great thing about all our members – each one is truly unique.”
Second Sight is located in downtown Ludlow at 301 B Elm Street. The term “second sight” refers to an extrasensory ability to see the future, and the company’s still is designed to look like a fortune teller with a custom crystal ball condenser.
“We believe everything we do should be good for the spirit using the best ingredients to excite, engage and entertain our consumers.”
Couch said, “Being surrounded by the inspiring sights and sounds of Las Vegas gave us an intimate understanding of the processes and techniques it takes to make a world-class product and present it in an exciting way for Northern Kentucky.”
Second Sight’s tasting room is open Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Tastings and tours are free. Tours are given on the hour. Last tour Friday is 7 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.