A decade ago, an editor would have laughed if I pitched a story about a “still dropping.” Today, however, with the crazy bourbon boom, it’s practically breaking news.

Lux Row Distillers recently added its 43-foot, 6,293-pound, 36-inch diameter Vendome column still at its new Bardstown facility. Lux Row is to open in 2018 and will make Luxco’s Rebel Yell and Blood Oath products.

The 18,000-square foot facility includes a visitor center, six barrel warehouses and an 18-Century stone house.