Lux Row Distillers pays homage to the rich distilling tradition of Daviess County, Kentucky, by relaunching Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon—an ultra-premium family of bourbons, with three variants.
Consisting of a mixed mash bill of both wheated and ryed bourbons for a balanced sweetness and spice, the three variants include Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon—Cabernet Sauvignon Finish, and Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon—French Oak Finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon Finish has been rested for six months in cabernet sauvignon barrels from the Napa region in California for an additional level of complexity, while the French Oak Finish has been rested in French oak barrels for six months for a hint of dry oak.
“The combination of mash bills really sets this bourbon apart,” says John Rempe, head distiller at Lux Row Distillers. “The smooth wheated mash bill and the traditional spicy ryed mash bill come together for a balanced taste profile. All three variants are bottled at 96-proof in 750ml bottles with an embossed shoulder and topped with a natural cork.”
The brand, bought by the David Sherman Corporation in 1993, honors Daviess County, which boasts a long history of distilled spirits and iconic distilleries that helped Kentucky earn its reputation as the home of great bourbons. One of the first distilleries in that area, Daviess County Distilling Company, with heritage dating back to 1874, was one of the few distilleries to survive Prohibition. It helped pave the way for the nearly 20 other large distilleries that operated in Daviess County by the early 1900s. Today, only three remain, but the county’s significance in bourbon history lives on.
Lux Row Distillers is the home of Luxco’s bourbon brands, including Rebel Yell, Blood Oath, David Nicholson and Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbons. Located in the heart of Bardstown, Kentucky, the 18,000-square foot Lux Row Distillers includes a visitor center, barrel warehouses, a tasting room, and event space, making for an all-encompassing bourbon experience. The 80-acre property is home to an 18th-Century stone house, which is registered as a National Historic Place. For more information about the distillery, visit LuxRowDistillers.com. You can also like Lux Row Distillers on Facebook at Facebook.com/LuxRowDistillers or follow the distillery on Instagram @LuxRowDistillers.