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February 13, 2024
Lux Row Distillers Distillery

Can Bourbon Only Be Made in Kentucky?

Bourbon holds a revered place in the hearts of whiskey aficionados, both for its deeply American spirit and for its rich, complex flavor. To some, the link between bourbon and Kentucky is as indelible as peanut butter and jelly or The Kentucky Derby and the mint julep. However, you may be surprised to learn that bourbon doesn't actually have to be made in Kentucky. 

In this deep dive into bourbon, we peel back the layers of misconceptions to reveal the origins of bourbon, how it became so synonymous with Kentucky, and some of the other places bourbon is made. 

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January 18, 2024
bottles of bourbon whiskey

Are Bourbon, Scotch, Rye and Whiskey the Same? 

There is a common perception that Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, and Whiskey are the same spirit with different names, but in reality, they are as diverse as their regions. Each of these spirits has its own distinct flavor profile, production method, and historical background, all of which contribute to the unique character found within each glass. This article will delve into the intricacies of these celebrated liquors, unearthing the salient characteristics that make each unique.  Let's embark on this spirited journey of discovery, peeling back the layers of complexity within Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, and Whiskey.  Continue reading
January 9, 2024
Master Distiller John Rempe with Rebel Bourbon No. 8 Car

Richard Childress Racing Announces Multi-Race, Multi-Year Partnership with Rebel Bourbon

Rebel Bourbon to Sponsor Richard Childress Racing and Driver Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Cup Series Continue reading
December 11, 2023
a lineup of Lux Row Distillers whiskeys and bourbons

Which Lux Row Distillers Bourbon or Whiskey is Best for You? 

Here at Lux Row Distillers, we don’t play favorites. We love our entire collection of bourbon and whiskey equally, but we also know the ins and outs of each bottle’s “personality,” — which means we can help you find the bottle that suits yours. Whether you’re the type who likes to slowly savor a dram by the fireplace or are known for being the life of the party, we’re here to help you find your perfect match.  

 

Read on to get to know each Lux Row Distillers family member to discover which bourbon or whiskey is best for you.  

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August 28, 2019
Lux Row Distillers Double Barrel Bourbon

Meet the Newest Member of our Family: Lux Row Distillers Double Barrel Bourbon

We’re proud to have four distinct brands of whiskey under one roof. But we weren’t going to stop there. We’d like to introduce you to the newest addition to our family: Lux Row Distillers Double Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey . (more…)
November 5, 2019
Lux Row Distillers Bourbon with corn

Corn and Bourbon, an American Love Story

When you’re talking about bourbon, you can make a list of what matters — barrels, fermentation, mash bill, water. But there’s one more important thing that has to be on the list: corn. Without corn, bourbon cannot exist. (more…)
December 16, 2019
Lux Row Distillers Rickhouse

The Evolution of Barrel Making

Bourbon isn’t bourbon until it’s been aged in barrels, both by tradition and by law. It needs a protected, waterproof vessel to come into its own, and wooden barrels are just the ticket. Barrel-making is an ancient process — but there’s room for innovation, says Jeff LaHue, head of strategic partnerships at Independent Stave Company (ISC), the largest maker of whiskey barrels in the world. ISC also supplies barrels to Lux Row Distillery. (more…)
June 30, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Bourbon + Proof

If you're a bourbon drinker, and of course you are, then you know about "proof." It's one of those liquor words. Proof tells how strong a spirit is, and for plenty of people, that's all they need to know. But boning up on the finer details can add to your appreciation of your bourbon — and that is always a good thing. (more…)
July 28, 2020
Lux Row rickhouse

The Lux Row Lowdown on Whiskey Barrel Storage

If you analyze what makes bourbon taste so good, you might think of the sweetness that comes from its corn mash, or the caramel and vanilla that come from the charred barrels when it ages. But there's another, almost invisible influence that makes whiskey what it is: the air that it breathes. (more…)
January 22, 2021

Whiskey 101: A Guide to Aging

Aging is an essential part of the process of making bourbon. In fact, it's one of the official, legal requirements, along with the fact that it must be made from at least 51 percent corn and be aged in charred oak barrels.

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