- Description Trinity River Distillery® (TRD) was founded in 2011 by U.S. Navy veterans, Don and Ben Alexander. Soon after formation, Mark Lusignan joined the duo. Together, the team began developing the company's product portfolio. Their distillery calls the Texas landmark, Ranch Style Beans Plant, home. The building, built in 1913, is an historic landmark located just southeast of downtown Fort Worth in close proximity to the Trinity River. TRD has an elaborate rain harvesting system and two 13,000 gallon stainless steel storage tanks. All TRD products are made using filtered Texas rainwater.