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July 28, 2020
Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge (1)

5 Essential Whiskey Glasses for Your Sipping Pleasure

It’s uncivilized to drink whiskey straight from the bottle, but pouring it into an ill-suited glass is nearly as bad. Show off your Lux Row whiskey and encourage its flavors, scent, and color in the proper vessel. Don’t know which one to reach for? Here are five suggestions. (more…)
July 28, 2020
Lux Row rickhouse

The Lux Row Lowdown on Whiskey Barrel Storage

If you analyze what makes bourbon taste so good, you might think of the sweetness that comes from its corn mash, or the caramel and vanilla that come from the charred barrels when it ages. But there's another, almost invisible influence that makes whiskey what it is: the air that it breathes. (more…)
June 30, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Bourbon + Proof

If you're a bourbon drinker, and of course you are, then you know about "proof." It's one of those liquor words. Proof tells how strong a spirit is, and for plenty of people, that's all they need to know. But boning up on the finer details can add to your appreciation of your bourbon — and that is always a good thing. (more…)
May 20, 2020
Bourbon and Ice Cream

5 Melt-in-Your-Mouth Bourbon and Ice Cream Pairings

Bourbon goes with everything, whether it’s a sizzling steak hot off the grill or a charcuterie board with smoky nuts and cheese. But there’s no sweeter pairing than bourbon and ice cream. (more…)
May 29, 2018

Whiskey 101: A Quick Guide to Grains

Ingredients matter. And regardless of where you are on your whiskey journey — beginner or connoisseur — you gain precious insight when you know what went into the glass you just poured. Understanding exactly what you’re sipping heightens your ability to recognize, appreciate, and savor. Each whiskey starts with a base of corn, rye, barley, and/or wheat grain. These grains — along with the oak barrels they’re aged in — define the taste and aroma of the spirit. (more…)
May 2, 2018

Mint Julep Cocktail: A Quick History

Whether you love the Kentucky Derby for the people-watching (those hats!) or the horse racing, one thing is certain: The derby’s signature mint julep drink is the best tradition of all. The mint julep is a combination of bourbon, mint, sugar, and water, served over heaps of crushed ice in a signature silver or pewter cup. Although the race itself may last only a couple of minutes, derby fans keep sipping their mint juleps long into the afternoon. Curious about the history of this favorite Southern libation? Then read on. (more…)
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