Founder & CEO Rabbit Hole Spirits,LLC
Kaveh Zamanian is the Founder, CEO and chief whiskey officer of Rabbit Hole Spirits, LLC. He has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and for over twenty years maintained a successful career as a psychologist, psychoanalyst and academic. He then pursued his long-standing passion for fine spirits and American Whiskey and in 2012 founded Rabbit Hole Spirits. As a whiskey maker, Kaveh dispensed with many of the conventions of today’s mass-produced bourbon to produce Rabbit Hole’s signature one-of-a- kind, award winning spirits. He designed and developed Rabbit Hole Distillery in the heart of Louisville. Now one of the largest Bourbon distilleries in the world, the facility has been named the architectural icon of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Rabbit Hole is now one of the fastest growing American Whiskey brands in the country.
In 2018, Kaveh was named an Endeavor Entrepreneur and in 2019 he received the honor of Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young. Also, in 2019, Rabbit Hole formed a partnership with the second largest spirit company in the world, Pernod-Ricard. With this partnership, Rabbit Hole is positioned to scale internationally and poised to achieve its ambition of becoming the next big American Whiskey brand. In recognition of his achievements, in 2022, Kaveh was inducted to the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame’s 20th anniversary class, cementing his place among industry pioneers and visionaries.