Our Story
During the Great Depression, OA Bakhaus took a risk and relocated his family from Oklahoma to Lexington, Kentucky to make a better life. He worked tirelessly, acquiring several businesses, including the purchase of Bennie Robinson, Inc in 1948 – the one that would become Kentucky Eagle. A lot has changed since then. Beers have come and gone; the business has grown in size and scope. Second-generation leader Ann Bakhaus took the company from an exclusive Anheuser-Busch distributor to a total beverage distributor. What hasn’t changed is the will to go above and beyond every day. Excellence in all we do. Connection to our community.

Today, Mr. Bakhaus’ legacy is carried on, through the third generation of leadership and the work of the entire Kentucky Eagle team. From our 190,000 square foot, LEED-certified facility, we distribute beer to central and southern Kentucky, and wine and spirits statewide.

Our Purpose
We deliver good times by distributing beer, wine, spirits, and beer cheese to your favorite outlets, assuring quality control through our product knowledge. With a strong family legacy and dedicated family of employees, we push ourselves to succeed every damn day.

Our Vision
We are leading Kentucky Eagle into a new era of innovation. We intend to be the most forward-looking distributor in our industry, constantly challenging the status quo.

Our Values

Team Work

Because it takes four wheels to drive a truck.


Don’t pass the buck. Keep it to get more beer.


Do what is right. Not what is easy.


To move forward we have to give back.