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Lux Row Distillers

July 22, 2018
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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…)
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…)
February 6, 2018

Hard Hat Tour Highlights Lux Row Progress

Blue sunny skies were the perfect backdrop for Lux Row Distillers’ first-ever industry hard hat tour. On Wednesday, July 26, we welcomed representatives from the Kentucky Distillers Association, Nelson County Economic Development Agency, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, media, and local and state tour agencies to the site for a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of Lux Row Distillers. Creative Director Michele Lux and Director of Distillery Operations Tony Kamer led attendees on the private tour, highlighting the 18,000-square-foot distillery’s visitor center, retail area, and tasting room and bar. Attendees also got an up-close look at Lux Row’s fermenters, still, grain mills and other distilling equipment where David Nicholson, Blood Oath, Rebel Yell and Ezra Brooks bourbon whiskeys will be made in the coming months. (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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