Thursday, April 12, 2018


St. Louis based drinks producer Luxco, has today announced the official opening of its bourbon distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Nearly two years after breaking ground, Lux Row Distillers, today marked its grand opening with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, on the site of its new 18,000 square foot state of the art distillery.

Lux Row Distillers officially opens the doors of its new Kentucky bourbon distillery

Lux Row Distillers, will now produce Luxco’s entire bourbon portfolio, which includes the Ezra Brooks, Rebel Yell, David Nicholson and Blood Oath brands. The distillery has a current production capacity of 20,000 barrels, with the ability to increase to 50,000 barrels in the future.

The name Lux Row, is a nod to the family name and the scenic row of trees lining the property’s entrance. In March 2017, the distillery’s 36-inch Vendome all-copper still was installed and in early 2018 bourbon production began. Now, with more than 2,200 barrels already resting in its 20,000-square-foot barrel warehouse, Lux Row Distillers is ready to welcome the public for tours and tastings.

Commenting on the news, Donn Lux, Chairman and CEO of Luxco, said: “Today marks a great celebration and momentous occasion in the evolution of Luxco. It gives me great pride to be here to cut the ribbon as we embark on this new chapter of distilling our own whiskey for our award-winning brands. We further extend our sincerest thanks to the city of Bardstown and the bourbon community for welcoming our family into theirs. We are looking forward to making world-class bourbon here for many years.”

Lux Row Distillers, also recently joined the Kentucky Distillers’ Association as a “Heritage” member, the highest level in the non-profit group that unites and leads the state’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

Posted by Steve Rush