Springtime has been busy at Lux Row Distillers –sunny skies and warmer temperatures have helped, as construction has been moving right along in the Bardstown countryside. The 20,000 square foot, six-story warehouse is now complete and ready to hold 20,000 barrels of Kentucky’s finest bourbon. In addition, internal tanks have been installed – both hot and chilled water tanks, fermenters, the beer well and the cookers. Lux Row Distillers cookers are 4,000 gallons each and the fermenters have a capacity of 8,000 gallons each, standing at 18 feet tall. Meal bins have been installed and are ready to receive the good stuff to make some bourbon.
Process piping – the arteries of the distillery – carrying the mash to the fermenters, then to the still and the new make from still to process tanks and so on, has begun to take shape.
“The equipment is looking great and it is exciting to see all the progress made this spring to the distillery,” says Tony Kamer, Lux Row Distillers Operations Manager. “In addition to all the tank installations, all of the electrical main gear has been installed as well and is powered up. We are looking forward to a summer of lots of construction milestones and to see the distillery come together.”