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Lux Row Distillers Announces $4 Million Expansion Plans

Lux Row Distillers recently announced it will undergo a $4 million expansion starting this month that, when completed in late 2022, will allow the distillers to operate 24 hours a day, increasing its capacity by 75%. 

The distillery, the home of the Ezra Brooks, Rebel, Daviess County, David Nicholson and Blood Oath bourbon brands, opened in 2018 and is said to have become one of the top US-based independent producers of alcohol beverage products.

With more than 18,000 square feet, ten barrel warehouses at capacity and 43-foot custom copper stills, Lux Row will have the ability to distill more than 50,000 barrels of whisky annually when this expansion is fully complete.

Lux Row Plan Expansion
A drawing of the planned Lux Row expansion (image via Lux Row Distillers)

“Lux Row Distillers broke ground nearly six years ago as a result of our company’s desire to grow our brands and service our needs on our terms,” said Lux Row Master Distiller John Rempe, in a prepared statement. “Expansion of our facilities represents the next chapter in our evolution as we continue to fill the growing demand for our products. I’m truly excited to see what possibilities open up when expansion is completed”

The distillery will remain operational during the construction process and construction work will take place in the “back of house,” meaning it will in no way impact tours or any other aspects of the guest experience.

The distillery partnered with architectural firm Joseph & Joseph and general contractor Buzick Construction for the project.

Luxco, the parent of Lux Row Distillers, is a St. Louis-based beverage company whose portfolio includes brands from other distilleries as well such as Lebanon, Kentucky-based Limestone Branch Distillery; Jalisco, Mexico-based Destiladora González Lux; Ross & Squibb Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and the Washington, D.C.-based Green Hat Distillery.

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Hannah Kanik

Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.

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