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Lux Row Distillers

October 2, 2018

A Foolproof Guide to Pairing Whiskey With Food

Whiskey on its own is perfection. But it doesn’t have to be a loner. It cozies up to food in a surprisingly compatible manner. Fine whiskey, including bourbon — served straight, on ice, or in a stimulating cocktail — combined with the right food can be a match made in heaven. You just need to observe a few basic rules. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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