Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail at Lux Row Distillers

photo of Lux Row Distillers on the Kentucky bourbon trail

One of the stops along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail that you absolutely must visit is Lux Row Distillers. This state-of-the-art distillery offers six distinct brands under one roof, including Rebel Bourbon, Ezra Brooks, and Blood Oath. The award-winning distillery provides behind-the-scenes tours, a gift shop, and a cocktail bar that serves craft cocktails and neat pours from the library of bourbons, including some rare vintages you won’t find anywhere else. 

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a popular self-guided road trip dedicated to exploring the signature bourbon distilleries of Kentucky, where ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon is produced. Visitors and locals alike have the opportunity to taste these pours and tour these excellent establishments, including places like Lux Row Distillers. Bardstown is the best place to stay for those who enjoy America’s spirit, with a great selection of bourbon distilleries close to one another. 

First, you’ll need to book your lodging near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and the Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast offers luxurious accommodations, daily gourmet bourbon-inspired breakfasts, and is located near all of the best Bardstown attractions. Guests can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in one of our ten elegant, antique-appointed guestrooms in our two pre-Civil War plantation homes. Additionally, we are located near some of the top distilleries found on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Start planning your next getaway and book your room today! 

Lux Row Distillers is a great stop along the Kentucky bourbon trail for tastings

Head to Lux Row Distillers on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

As a guest at our Bardstown Bed and Breakfast, you’ll only be about ten minutes from the tour and tasting at Lux Row Distillers. In fact, Lux Row Distillers is just one of the many bourbon distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail within a quick drive from our Inn. 

Here’s what to expect on a tour and tasting at Lux Row Distillers:

  1. Lux Row Distillers is in the number two spot on TripAdvisor of the best things to do in Bardstown. Of the 460 five-star reviews, the most notable aspects are the friendly staff, knowledgeable guides, beautiful facility, and excellent bourbon tastings.
  2. John Rempe is the master distiller at this location—he has more than 20 years of experience, is passionate about the process, and oversees the production of all the lines produced at Lux Row Distillers.
  3. Aside from the Lux Row Distillers brand, five other bourbon brands call this space home, including Rebel Bourbon, Ezra Brooks, Daviess County, David Nicholson, and Blood Oath.
  4.  Lux Row Distillers is situated amidst a beautiful scenic drive lined with trees. The modern building spans 18,000 square feet and houses ten barrel warehouses and a 43-foot custom copper still. Visitors can experience all of this firsthand on a tour. 
  5. Choose from various tours at this distillery, including the Lux Row Libations Cocktail Course and the Top Shelf Experience. You’ll learn about the bourbon distilling process and taste some fantastic products.
More Bardstown Distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail:

After you’ve enjoyed a tasting a Lux Row Distillers, there’s more to discover at the nearby Bardstown bourbon distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail:

  1. Heaven Hill Distillery: Known as the largest family-owned spirits producer, this distillery creates lines like Elijah Craig, Larceny, and Evan Williams. The award-winning visitor’s center at Heaven Hill offers tours, educational information, and tastings.
  2. Bardstown Bourbon Company: This local distillery and restaurant gives guests various bourbon-focused activities. Check out the cocktail classes, exclusive vintage whiskey tasting, or distillery tours. Grab dinner at the Kitchen & Bar for elevated Southern fare.
  3. Maker’s Mark: Perhaps one of the most well-known bourbon distilleries in the world, Maker’s Mark is one of the most popular stops in the area. Take a tour, taste, and dip your own red wax bottle in the gift shop. It shows that they’ve been perfecting the art of distilling since 1953.
  4. Jim Beam: You’ll find great interactive tours stimulating your senses at this world-class and newly remodeled distillery. Learn about every step in making their stalwart brand name and the Knob Creek bourbon label. 
  5. Preservation Distillery: Just two miles from the center of Bardstown, find this distillery located in a historic tobacco barn on a small Kentucky farm. After admiring the roaming longhorn cattle on the property, sample their small batch and unique bourbons. 
Lux Row Distillers in just one of the bardstown distilleries near our B&B

The Best Lodging for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Every fall, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival comes to Bardstown for a weekend-long celebration of this classic, historic spirit. You’ll find some of Bardstown’s biggest names at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. You will taste some fantastic bourbons from Heaven Hill and Four Roses to Maker’s Mark and Lux Row Distillers. Grab a cocktail in the open-air beer garden and enjoy the live music from local talent. The vendors offer unique wares for sale, and you’ll love the selection of food trucks and more.

All the true bourbon enthusiasts love to stay at our elegant Bardstown Bed and Breakfast. All our luxurious guest suites with private en suite baths are named after classic bourbon cocktail names. Guests also enjoy our bourbon-inspired breakfasts, an on-site day spa, and, eventually, our brand-new bourbon lounge, opening in the fall—everything needed for a bourbon-loving vacation on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

If you plan to head to Bardstown in September for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, it’s time to act fast! They are already selling out on the VIP events, and lodging in Bardstown fills up quickly. Start planning your fall getaway to the birthplace of bourbon and make a reservation at the historic Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast in Bardstown, Kentucky, today!

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