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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

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

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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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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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
October 15, 2018

8 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Bourbon

Think you know everything there is to know about bourbon? We bet you’ll learn at least one new fact from reading this list. If nothing on here surprises you, then kudos! You’ve earned a drink. (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…)
May 29, 2019
Kentucky Derby

20+ Fun Facts About Kentucky

When freshly cut, the grass in Kentucky is actually green. But when it buds, it does have a bluish, purplish tinge. And there’s a lot of grass in Kentucky, as the thoroughbreds that famously race and breed here know. So there’s good reason Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State. (more…)
September 23, 2019
Frazier Museum

Top 3 American Whiskey Museums

Ah, whiskey. The deceptively simple, amber-colored elixir has served as the inspiration for song, film, study, and reflection. Scholars have spent centuries contemplating how it’s made, how it has evolved, and the role it has played in history and civilization. In fact, entire museums dedicated to whiskey have sprung up around the world. Here’s our guide to three American favorites. (more…)
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