Cody Giles

James E. Pepper Distillery

A native of Adair County, Kentucky, Head Distiller Cody Giles is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Chemical Engineering program, and their Distillation, Wine, and Brewing Studies program.  After completing his formal education, he joined the Pepper Distillery in 2017 while under construction and has been a critical member of the team since the distillery filled its first barrel.  Cody has overseen the distillation, maturation, and bottling of multiple whiskies, as well as expansion projects at the distillery in Lexington and warehouse property in Midway.