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Lux Row Distillers

September 21, 2018

Meet Lux Row Distillers Team Member Kelsey Lyon

Job: Lux Row Ambassador Duties: To educate guests about the Lux Row brands, starting with a brief history of the Lux family and its roots, followed by a distillery tour and tasting Education: Graduated with a degree in hospitality management and event planning from Western Kentucky University in 2017 Kelsey was born and raised in Bardstown, Kentucky, so we can’t think of a better person to make suggestions about what to see and do when visiting the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. First on your list will be touring Lux Row Distillers (of course). But after that, we suggest you take Kelsey’s advice — from where to find the best cup of coffee to the best hike in Bardstown. (more…)
August 20, 2018

A Glossary of Essential Bourbon Terms

There are some very specific rules when it comes to calling something “bourbon.” Though it is a type of whiskey, bourbon’s base must be at least 51 percent corn, and the spirit has to be aged in new charred oak containers. And to be considered “straight” bourbon, it has to be aged at least two years. What else should you know about bourbon? Familiarize yourself with these terms to become a know-it-all. (more…)
July 22, 2018
Couple driving in car while on road trip

The Ultimate Soundtrack for a Kentucky Bourbon Trail Road Trip

Established in 1999, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a must for anyone who’s curious about spirits or who just plain loves whiskey. Tourists from around the world make their way to bourbon country to cruise the scenic 70-mile span between Lexington and Louisville, where more than two dozen distilleries, including the newly opened Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown, reside. This road trip calls for a soundtrack. A backdrop of well-chosen tunes that will give the journey grandness, transforming what will already be a spectacular adventure into the stuff of legend. (more…)
July 17, 2018

5 Reasons Most Bourbon Is Made in Kentucky

Say the word “Kentucky” and the next word automatically falls into place: bourbon. It’s just one of those natural pairings. Nearly all bourbon is made there: 95 percent, according to the Kentucky Distillers Association. The connection between the state and the spirit is undeniable. What is it about the Bluegrass State that makes it the bourbon capital of the world? There are five reasons: (more…)
July 22, 2018
Couple driving in car while on road trip

The Ultimate Soundtrack for a Kentucky Bourbon Trail Road Trip

Established in 1999, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a must for anyone who’s curious about spirits or who just plain loves whiskey. Tourists from around the world make their way to bourbon country to cruise the scenic 70-mile span between Lexington and Louisville, where more than two dozen distilleries, including the newly opened Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown, reside. This road trip calls for a soundtrack. A backdrop of well-chosen tunes that will give the journey grandness, transforming what will already be a spectacular adventure into the stuff of legend. (more…)
July 17, 2018

5 Reasons Most Bourbon Is Made in Kentucky

Say the word “Kentucky” and the next word automatically falls into place: bourbon. It’s just one of those natural pairings. Nearly all bourbon is made there: 95 percent, according to the Kentucky Distillers Association. The connection between the state and the spirit is undeniable. What is it about the Bluegrass State that makes it the bourbon capital of the world? There are five reasons: (more…)
June 27, 2018

5 Reasons to Visit Lux Row Distillers

In what is surely the biggest bourbon story of its time, the esteemed maker of Rebel Yell, Ezra Brooks, David Nicholson, and Blood Oath bourbons has opened a distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, better known as the Bourbon Capital of the World. Called Lux Row Distillers, the sprawling, 18,000-square-foot facility is the latest — and greatest, if we do say so ourselves — destination along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. For those who love Kentucky bourbon, making a pilgrimage seems imperative. Here are five reasons why you should plan a visit to Lux Row Distillers: (more…)
June 22, 2018

What Bourbon Swillers Need to Know About Ice

Ice seems like the simplest, most basic accessory for bourbon. You turn on the tap, fill the ice tray, put it in the freezer, and take it out when you want to chill your whiskey. Easy, right? Wrong. Over the past few years, mixologists have led us through an ice exploration. Turns out, there is a “right” kind, and it can make or break your whiskey drink. This is why we put together an ice primer. May your bourbon never suffer another ice faux pas again. (more…)
June 19, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Love Whiskey

When it comes to whiskey, there’s only one question: What’s not to love? It has taste, stature, distinction, and legacy. It summons flavors we know — caramel, toffee, wheat — then craftily showcases them in a new way. That said, we have distilled it (see what we did there?) to the top five reasons we love whiskey in all its forms. 1. Whiskey is timeless. So much of what goes on in food and drink is driven by “the latest thing.” Thankfully, whiskey is not. It’s independent — sacred even. Whiskey doesn’t have to follow the latest trend to be good. It just is. 2. Whiskey is something you can share with friends. Drinking a glass of whiskey with your comrades is an opportunity to make memories. From bonding sessions to wild adventures, late-night confessions to meetings of the minds, whiskey can help set the stage for life’s greatest experiences. 3. Whiskey makes for a fun hobby. There’s more to whiskey than a shot in a glass. Connoisseurs can explore its myriad variations. Into mixology? Pull out your cocktail shaker and master the art of the perfect whiskey drink. If you’re a collector, you’ll find plenty of gadgets that support your whiskey habit. 4. Whiskey is fermented. Fermentation dates back to the earliest days of humankind — before there were refrigerators or plastic wrap or vacuum-sealed bags. Whiskey-making has survived centuries. The whiskey we drink today is an homage to that history. 5. Whiskey is complex. In a world that seems to grow more instant and superficial every day, whiskey stands as a counterbalance of complexity. Like a great relationship, it takes time to get acquainted — and the more time you invest, the more layers are revealed.
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…)
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