Although we’ve been in the spirits industry for 60 years, we ventured into the distilling world as Lux Row Distillers in the spring of 2018. Our state-of-the-art distillery, which includes six-barrel warehouses, a visitor center, and tasting room, is in the heart of bourbon country in Bardstown, Kentucky. Our award-winning products are found worldwide, and you can learn more about them and even taste them throughout the year by taking a distillery tour.
If you haven’t taken a tour of our facility yet, consider this your official invitation!
Those are the things you could easily find out about us with a quick Google search, but here are a few other details you may not know.
Meet Our Family of Spirits
As we said, our entire family of spirits has won numerous awards, but did you know we produce each of these fantastic bourbons?
In 1843, David Nicholson was a grocer in St. Louis, MO who created and sold his own bourbon whiskey. That recipe is still alive today in David Nicholson 1843 and David Nicholson Reserve. More information and tasting notes can be found on our David Nicholson page.
The Rebel Bourbon recipe was invented at what would later become the famous Stitzel-Weller distillery in 1849. Since purchasing the brand in 1999, we have continued producing this defiantly smooth wheated bourbon, keeping the iconic taste and rebel spirit it is now known around the world for. Discover that spirit of rebellion for yourself.
Ezra Brooks was created in 1957 by Frank Silverman and bottled at Hoffman Distilling Company in Lawrenceburg, KY. We purchased Ezra Brooks in 1993, and we now offer six different varieties. Ezra 99 is a 99 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that features hints of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and spice. Learn more about Ezra Brooks and how you can have yourself an Ezra moment.
Its heritage dates back to 1874 with one of Kentucky’s first great bourbon distilleries, the Daviess County Distilling Company. In 2020, we reintroduced Daviess County Bourbon as three unique variants, each featuring a unique blend of our ryed and wheated mash bills. Daviess County includes a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a Cabernet Sauvignon Finish, and a French Oak Finish. You can find tasting notes for each on our page here. Then, be sure to find all three bottles on a shelf near you.
First introduced in 2015, this bourbon only comes around once a year, in limited quantities. Our Master Distiller, John Rempe, blends each annual batch himself to pursue something magical that will never exist again. This past year, we released Blood Oath Pact No. 7; you can read about it and previous pacts here.
Our Master Distiller Has a YouTube Channel
John Rempe is a certified food scientist with a bachelor’s degree in biology and over 20 years of experience in the distillation of spirits. He is heavily involved in the creation and crafting of Lux Row Distiller’s entire bourbon family. He is also building an audience on YouTube with his channel Off The Still, where he does bourbon whiskey tastings, introduces new Lux Row products, and shares his passion and thoughts about whiskey.
We have Peacocks!
A while back, we introduced you to the Lux Row peacocks. These beautiful birds can be seen all around our distillery. As the story goes, they were part of the purchase deal when buying the farm where the distillery was built. If you come around in the spring, particularly in May, you have the best chance to see them.
Watch the Building of Our Distillery in 46 Seconds
In 2016, we broke ground on our 18,000-sq-ft state-of-the-art distillery. You can watch a time-lapse of its creation here: Click to see our distillery being built.
While we have you on a YouTube kick, you can also take a virtual distillery tour.
We Are Dedicated to Innovation
You don’t last in this business for as long as we have without adapting and focusing on quality. We are proud of our history, our heritage, and we are as excited as we’ve ever been about the future we’re helping to craft within the spirits industry.
We love our bourbons and whiskeys, and we hope you do too.
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