Wednesday, March 07, 2018


The Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA) has announced that Lux Row Distillers has joined its ranks as a Heritage member, the highest level in the non-profit trade group that unites and leads the state’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

Lux Row, which began production in January, is the KDA’s ninth Heritage member and 37th overall member. To qualify as a Heritage member, distilleries must have at least 25,000 barrels of distilled spirits aging in Kentucky warehouses.

Lux Row Distillers joins the Kentucky Distillers Association

Founded in 1880, the KDA is the state’s voice for bourbon and spirits issues. Its diverse membership produces 90 percent of the world’s bourbon, from global brands to emerging micro distilleries. Other Heritage distilleries include Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Michter’s, O.Z. Tyler and Wild Turkey.

Though Lux Row Distillers is the first distillery operated by Luxco, the company has been affiliated with the KDA since 2014 when it acquired interest in Limestone Branch Distillery, a KDA Craft-level member located in Lebanon.

Commenting on the news, David Lux, Luxco Chairman, said: “We are thrilled to be joining the KDA as a Heritage member. We have made a large investment into our brands and the state of Kentucky with the building of Lux Row. Eric and his team at the KDA have been wonderful to work with during this evolution and we are extremely excited about our future in Kentucky.”

Lux Row Distillers, which broke ground on its new site in Bardstown, Kentucky in 2016, and started production earlier this year, will now produce Luxco’s entire bourbon portfolio, which includes the Ezra Brooks, Rebel Yell, David Nicholson and Blood Oath brands.

Posted by Steve Rush