Luxco Boosts Whiskey Business With New Bardstown DistilleryJanuary 22, 2018
Bardstown, Kentucky’s newest whiskey distillery quietly filled its first barrel on January 10th, 2018. Lux Row Distillers, which is located just a few miles from Jim Beam and Heaven Hill, among others, is the first whiskey distillery owned by Luxco, a St. Louis-based spirits company that also sells vodka, gin, Tequila, rum, and liqueurs. Luxco’s whiskey brands—which include Ezra Brooks, Rebel Yell, David Nicholson, and Blood Oath—are currently produced for the company at unnamed distilleries.
Although not on the scale of the planned Kentucky Owl Park, which will be located just a stone’s throw away, Lux Row is no micro-distillery. It has twelve 8,000-gallon fermenters, and a 36-inch column still capable of churning out over a million proof gallons of whiskey annually. The space was designed to make it easy to add more fermenters and a second still in the future. There’s one warehouse already standing, and another set to be completed by the summer. The site is big enough to house four more warehouses, and Luxco has plans to move some of its sourced whiskey to Lux Row eventually, as well as some barrels from Limestone Branch Distillery, in which the company has a 50% stake. Whisky Advocate has more.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.