Rick (left) and Carus (right)

Rick (left) and Carus (right)

Our founders

The founders of Second Sight Spirits, Rick Couch and Carus Waggoner, see a new vision of artisan distilling that will focus on premium, local products presented in an innovative way. They believe everything they do should be good for the spirit. This mantra not only guides them to use the best ingredients and techniques to create a premium spirit, but directs the company to excite, engage, and entertain.

Rick, with a background in mechanical engineering and Carus, with a background in industrial design, led to careers on the Las 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 to make a world class product and present it in an exciting way. Second Sight Spirits has brought this creative experience to Northern Kentucky.




The Thriving Metropolis of Ludlow, Kentucky at the heart of the tri-state area on the banks of the Ohio River across from Cincinnati, Ohio. Home to the Second Sight Spirits Distillery, Bircus Brewing, Folk School Coffee Parlor, the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club, and the Northern Kentucky Fencing Academy.


301 B Elm Street
Ludlow, KY 41016

Tastings are included with a tour and both are free.
No reservations required for groups of 6 or less.


Thursday 12-5 p.m.
Friday 12-8 p.m.
Saturday 12-8 p.m.

Tour Hours:

Thursday: 12:30, 2:00 and 4:00
Friday and Saturday: 12:20, 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00
Tours last approximately 60 minutes and include samples


your future awaits. please drink responsibly.