Luxco has chosen to build the distillery on a 70-acre site in the heart of Bardstown. The distillery will feature a tasting room and event space and will offer visitors a new stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
|Luxco's Rebell Yell range|
When completed, the distillery will be approximately 18,000 square feet, have six barrel warehouses and will employ an estimated 34 people.
With the rapid growth of Luxco’s bourbon brands, such as Rebel Yell, Blood Oath and Ezra Brooks, the company decided to build this new distillery in order to meet its increasing whiskey demand.
Commenting on the news, David Bratcher, President and CEO of Luxco, said: “We are looking forward to building the distillery on this scenic property and in such a central location in Bardstown. We intend the distillery to be a welcoming stop for those visiting the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and we are excited to bring our bourbon experience and brands to Nelson County.”
Luxco announced preliminary plans for the distillery in late 2015. Construction on the project will begin this summer and the distillery is expected to be fully operational by late 2017.
Posted by Steve Rush