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2017

May 29, 2019
Kentucky Derby

20+ Fun Facts About Kentucky

When freshly cut, the grass in Kentucky is actually green. But when it buds, it does have a bluish, purplish tinge. And there’s a lot of grass in Kentucky, as the thoroughbreds that famously race and breed here know. So there’s good reason Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State. (more…)
May 29, 2019
Fred Minnick

Lux Row Chats With Bourbon Expert Fred Minnick

Since first writing about bourbon in 2006, Fred Minnick has become the foremost author, critic, editor (of Bourbon + Magazine), and, with the founding of the Bourbon & Beyond festival, impresario of the bourbon world. He has also written about rum, mead, and his military tour in Iraq, but his three books on bourbon have set a high mark: Whiskey Women, Bourbon Curious, and Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey. Lucky for us, he had some free time for a chat. (more…)
April 29, 2019
Blood Oath Pact No 5

Blood Oath Pact No. 5 Has Arrived

Every bourbon is special — but then there’s Blood Oath, the ultra-premium bourbon released by Lux Row Distillers once a year, in limited quantities and at a premium price. (more…)
March 28, 2019
Barrels being charred at ISC

The Art of the Bourbon Barrel’s Char

By regulation, all bourbon must be aged in new charred oak barrels. Why? Because unlike other whiskies, no additives (other than water) are allowed in bourbon. No added color. No added flavors. So, other than the distillate itself, bourbon picks up a lot of its character from the barrels. And the character of the barrels depends in large part on the level of char. To learn more about the process, we chatted with Jeff LaHue, head of strategic partnerships at Independent Stave Company (ISC), which supplies and chars barrels for Lux Row Distillers. (more…)
November 6, 2017

Lux Row Virtual Tour

Experience Lux Row Distillers before its doors officially open by taking a virtual tour. Make your way up the tree-lined driveway to Lux Row’s sprawling 90-acre site. Take a step inside the Visitor Center and tasting room, home to the distillery’s retail experience and where you’ll sip award-winning brands alongside your fellow bourbon-lovers. Then tour where the fermenting, cooking and distilling will take place before heading out to see the distillery’s 6-story barrel warehouse, where 20,000 barrels of Kentucky Straight Bourbon will be housed and aged. (more…)
May 15, 2017

Distillery Construction Update

Springtime has been busy at Lux Row Distillers –sunny skies and warmer temperatures have helped, as construction has been moving right along in the Bardstown countryside. The 20,000 square foot, six-story warehouse is now complete and ready to hold 20,000 barrels of Kentucky’s finest bourbon. In addition, internal tanks have been installed – both hot and chilled water tanks, fermenters, the beer well and the cookers. Lux Row Distillers cookers are 4,000 gallons each and the fermenters have a capacity of 8,000 gallons each, standing at 18 feet tall. Meal bins have been installed and are ready to receive the good stuff to make some bourbon. (more…)
March 2, 2017

Installation of the 43′ Copper Column Still

Progress is being made at Lux Row Distillers construction site – and a major milestone has been achieved – the distillery’s all-copper column still from Vendome Brass and Copper Works has been installed. With its base, the still stands at 43 feet and weighs 6,293 pounds, with a 36-inch diameter. “This is a momentous day for us at Lux Row Distillers,” says Donn Lux. “The still is the heartbeat of a distillery and we have carefully chosen the perfect still for Lux Row. We are looking forward to putting this still to good use soon, making some fine bourbon.” (more…)
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