Bardstown distillery looks back at a successful first year
BARDSTOWN, KY (April 11, 2019) – On a brisk and sunny day one year ago, Lux Row Distillers opened its doors to visitors coming to the heart of bourbon country to learn more about the craft of making bourbon. Since then, the distillery has been busy making bourbon and welcoming thousands of visitors to its 90-acre property.
“Our first full year in operation has by far exceeded our expectations,” says Donn Lux, Chairman of Lux Row Distillers. “Our team at Lux Row has done an incredible job welcoming visitors and sharing our story, as well as seeing that the whiskey is being made efficiently and up to our standards. We hired an entirely new team of individuals in and around Bardstown to run and operate our facility and they have done an incredible job!”
More than 25,000 barrels of bourbon are now aging comfortably in the distillery’s rickhouses, which now add up to three, each able to hold 20,000 barrels of Kentucky’s finest bourbon.
“Distilling has gone smoothly and efficiently at Lux Row Distillers over the past year – our team has mastered distilling both of our mash bills and we are now distilling seven days a week,” says John Rempe, head distiller and master blender at Lux Row Distillers. “It has been exciting to wake up every morning to the smell of mash being cooked and to be able to fill thousands of barrels with our own bourbon.”
In the past year, Lux Row Distillers also became an official stop on the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail and has welcomed more than 14,000 visitors for tours and tastings. “On average, each visitor tastes about three of our products – we are thrilled to have poured more than 42,000 samples of bourbon in the last year,” says Rempe.
Lux Row Distillers has become a popular stop for visitors, making the distillery the #1 attraction in Bardstown, as listed on TripAdvisor. Several distillery tour ambassadors have been added to the team and visitors can now also enjoy a new premium experience, with a more in-depth tour and tasting option.
The distillery peacock team is also growing – a new, rare white peacock was born in the last few months, joining the other six peacocks roaming the property. Lux Row Distillers proudly produces nationally-recognized, award-winning Kentucky straight bourbon brands, including Ezra Brooks, Rebel Yell, David Nicholson and Blood Oath.
The distillery’s address is 1 Lux Row (same location, previously 3050 E. John Rowan Blvd). Lux Row Distillers is now open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours, offered at the top of every hour, are $12 and include a 45-minute walking tour of the site and an educational tasting seminar in the distillery’s Tasting Room, where guests enjoy Lux Row Distillers’ award-winning bourbons and learn about their storied history. A retail shopping experience featuring the bourbon brands and other branded merchandise is available in the visitor center. To book a tour, call 502-337- 7420 or visit luxrowdistillers.com.
ABOUT LUX ROW DISTILLERS
Real roots, real family, real products: Lux Row Distillers – a bourbon distillery experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – is a family-owned venture, bringing the Lux family history and spirits tradition to the bourbon industry. Lux Row Distillers is the home of Luxco’s bourbon brands, including Rebel Yell, Blood Oath, David Nicholson and Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbons.
Located in the heart of Bardstown, Kentucky, the 18,000-square foot Lux Row Distillers includes a visitor center, barrel warehouses, a tasting room, and event space, making for an all-encompassing bourbon experience. The 90-acre property is home to an 18th century stone house – which is registered as a National Historic Place – and a long, tree-lined driveway providing a scenic entrance to the distillery.
For more information about the distillery, visit www.luxrowdistillers.com. You can also like Lux Row Distillers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/luxrowdistillers or follow the distillery on Instagram @luxrowdistillers. For more information, please contact: Pia Reinhold [email protected] ###