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Lux Row Distillers Debuts A High End Commemorative Bourbon

By Nino Marchetti / September 20, 2019

The Lux Row Distillers distillery opened over a year ago in the heart of Bardstown, Kentucky as an 18,000 square foot facility set on 80 acres that also includes a visitor center, barrel warehouses, a tasting room, and event space. It is best known to whiskey drinkers as well as the home of spirits company Luxco’s bourbon brands such as Rebel Yell, Blood Oath, David Nicholson and Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbons. To commemorate this opening a new high end bourbon has been announced.

The new Lux Row Distillers Double Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, according to those behind it, brings together two carefully selected 12-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon barrels that have a high rye mash bill. It is bottled at 118.4 proof in a nod to the distillery’s grand opening in April, 2018.

“We wanted to do something unique to commemorate the opening of Lux Row Distillers so I tasted through many barrels to find the ones that would complement each other perfectly creating a well-balanced, flavorful bourbon,” said Luxco Head Distiller John Rempe in a prepared statement. “Each two barrel combinations will be slightly different but will have strong caramel and vanilla notes, with a warm and spicy finish.”

Lux Row Distillers Double Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Lux Row Distillers Double Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (image via Luxco)

Plans call for this new bourbon’s packaging to include “a custom Lux Row Distillers embossed bottle, real metal labels and is topped with a solid copper cork. In addition, each bottle’s label includes the barrel numbers and age statements of the barrels selected. The back label tells the story of the grand opening, a celebration of the distillery’s first year.”

Around 6,000 bottles of it are being released in Kentucky only for a price point of around $150.