The USBG Lux Row Distillers “Bourbon Battle” Cocktail Competition to Host Event in Louisville on May 28

May 15, 2019

Top area bartenders to compete for trip to distillery and Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Kentucky


(Louisville, KY) May 14 – The USBG Lux Row Distillers “Bourbon Battle” Cocktail Competition is coming to Louisville. This cocktail competition invites mixologists from across the U.S. to submit their best cocktail recipe using Rebel Yell® Kentucky Straight Bourbon as the base spirit.

The top scoring competitor in each semifinal competition will earn the opportunity to attend the 2019 Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Kentucky, and a private tour of Lux Row Distillers, in addition to competing in the final competition phase.


WHAT: The USBG Lux Row Distillers “Bourbon Battle” Cocktail Competition, Louisville Semifinal Event
WHEN: Tuesday, May 28, 2019; 5:30-8 p.m.

WHERE: Levee at the River House (3015 River Road)
DETAILS: The event is free to attend and open to the public, space permitting. Mixologists have submitted their cocktail entries online, and a panel of expert USBG (United States Bartenders’ Guild) judges have narrowed down the entries to 10 semifinalists.

The USBG Lux Row Distillers “Bourbon Battle” is organized by the United States Bartenders’ Guild and sponsored by Lux Row Distillers. This is the competition’s inaugural year.


Real roots, real family, real products: Lux Row Distillers – a bourbon distillery experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – is a family-owned venture, bringing the Lux family history and spirits tradition to the bourbon industry. 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 90-acre property is home to an 18th century stone house – which is registered as a National Historic Place – and a long, tree-lined driveway providing a scenic entrance to the distillery.

For more information about the distillery, visit You can also like Lux Row Distillers on Facebook at or follow the distillery on Instagram @luxrowdistillers.



Founded in 1948, the United States Bartenders’ Guild® is a non-profit professional society of bartenders and other hospitality professionals uniting the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. The USBG believes that every US bartender achieves greater personal and professional success by connecting to diverse local and national hospitality communities. Through our network of over 40 communities nationwide, the USBG connects members with peer-to-peer learning, expert instruction, community service projects, and skills-based competition.

For more information, please contact: Pia Reinhold [email protected]


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