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Bardstown

January 24, 2023

What is a Master Distiller and How Do You Become One?  

If you're just getting into all things whiskey, you’ve likely come across a handful of terms that are a little unfamiliar up until this point. “Single barrel,” “double barrel,” “mash,” “Master Distiller” — the whiskey industry definitely comes with its own lingo.   To get you up to speed, here’s everything you need to know about who the Master Distiller is, what they do and, if you’re already in the know, how you can become one. (And, if you're still a little confused about that single versus double barrel thing, you can learn more about that, here!)   Continue reading
December 15, 2022

The History and Future of Bourbon 

Here at Lux Row Distillers, we’ve been in the bourbon business for over 40 years. As rich and storied as our own history may be, the legacy of bourbon runs even deeper. Understanding where bourbon came from and where it’s headed can take your appreciation for this American classic to a whole new level. Read on to learn about Bourbon’s fascinating past, as well as to get a glimpse into what the future of bourbon might look like:   Continue reading
November 17, 2022

Gift Ideas for Real Bourbon Whiskey Fans 

Selecting the perfect gifts for your friends, family, and colleagues can be a challenge. However, if someone in your life is a bourbon or whiskey fan, your holiday shopping just got a lot easier. Here at Lux Row Distillers, we’re experts on all things bourbon and whiskey, and we have a whole host of ideas to help you find gifts whiskey lovers will truly treasure. Just don’t be surprised if some of these gifts get put to good use as soon as they’re opened!   Continue reading
November 1, 2022

Lux Row Distillers introduces Old Ezra 7-Year Straight Rye Whiskey

Newest addition to the Ezra Brooks brand family will be available in limited quantities starting in November Continue reading
September 21, 2018

Meet Lux Row Distillers Team Member Kelsey Lyon

Job: Lux Row Brand 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…)
February 1, 2019
Bardstown map

5 Things to Know Before Visiting Bardstown, Kentucky

Like any right-thinking person, you’ve made the decision to visit Bardstown, Kentucky, the Bourbon Capital of the World and winner of the title “most beautiful small town in America.” Obviously, a tour Lux Row Distillers is at the top of your list. But where do you go from there? Here are five things you need to know before bopping into Bardstown. (more…)
July 1, 2019
Lux Row Brand Ambassador Landon Foster

Meet Lux Row Team Member Landon Foster

Job: Lux Row Brand Ambassador Duties: My primary role is to provide a world-class guest experience by educating visitors about the Lux Row bourbon-making process and portfolio of brands. From time to time, I take the bourbon to the people by conducting tastings at regional bourbon events. Additionally, I assist the marketing team by creating on-site live social media content. (more…)
March 4, 2020
Lux Row peacock

Birds and Bourbon: The Story Behind the Lux Row Peacocks

Lux Row peacocks. Yes, you read that right. These majestic birds are a unique part of the distillery’s history and have made a name for themselves among visitors since Lux Row Distillers opened in 2018. But you might be thinking … peacocks and bourbon? How did that happen? (more…)
March 26, 2020
Kentucky Derby

The History of Kentucky’s State Song “My Old Kentucky Home”

The easiest way to make a Kentuckian choke up? Play “My Old Kentucky Home,” which has been done every year at the Kentucky Derby and countless other sporting and public events since the tune was officially adopted as the state song in 1928. (more…)
May 20, 2020
Vincent Clark

Meet Lux Row Distillers Team Member Vincent Clark

Job: Visitor Center Manager Duties: I am responsible for making sure our visitors have the best experience possible when they come see us here at Lux Row Distillers. That includes anything from giving tours to planning what type of experiences our guests will want in the future. (more…)
October 1, 2020

Life on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in the Post-COVID World

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our lives, and the Bourbon Capital of the World has not gone unscathed. Bardstown, the teeming tourism metropolis and home to Lux Row Distillers, became a ghost town for three months until June, when Kentucky officials gave the okay for distilleries to reopen to the public. (more…)
November 19, 2020

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail’s Old Talbott Tavern Is a Can’t-Miss Stop

An essential stop on the Bardstown/Kentucky Bourbon Trail is right at the traffic circle in the center of town, at 107 W. Stephen Foster Avenue: The Old Talbott Tavern, still open for business just as it has been since day one, when it operated as a stagecoach stop. And since day one was back in 1779, the Tavern has been called the oldest western stagecoach stop in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. (more…)
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