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Lux Row Distillers

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. (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…)
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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