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November 19, 2020

5 Moonshine Songs Worth the Listen (Bourbon in Hand)

Here at Lux Row, we’re all legal and above board. But during Prohibition, folks had to take matters into their own hands, usually deep in the woods. The Great Experiment lasted from 1920 to 1933 and gave rise to its own folklore and music. (more…)
November 19, 2020

How to Make the Ultimate Bourbon Balls

When that holiday sweet tooth starts acting up, we’ve got the perfect solution: Bourbon balls. There’s only one problem — at last count, there were approximately one trillion different recipes for bourbon balls, so how to choose just one? (more…)
November 19, 2020

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail’s Old Talbott Tavern Is a Can’t-Miss Stop

An essential stop on the Bardstown/Kentucky Bourbon Trail is right at the traffic circle in the center of town, at 107 W. Stephen Foster Avenue: The Old Talbott Tavern, still open for business just as it has been since day one, when it operated as a stagecoach stop. And since day one was back in 1779, the Tavern has been called the oldest western stagecoach stop in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. (more…)
November 9, 2020

11 Gift Ideas for Every Level of Whiskey Drinker

When you’re wondering what to get someone for the holidays, look to their hobbies. Since you’re friends with cool people, they’re into whiskey. Use that as a jumping-point for your shopping, and you’re sure to channel the “spirit” of the season for every level of fan. (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…)
March 28, 2019
Lux Row Distillers Rickhouse

Bourbon’s Secret Ingredient? Barrels

Making great bourbon involves many ingredients, each essential in its own right, whether it’s the corn and grains or the cool, clear Kentucky water. But one of the most crucial elements in shaping bourbon into the drink we love: the charred American oak barrels in which it’s aged. (more…)
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