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July 10, 2019

Mark Pirtle 35th Anniversary

In 1984, Mark Pirtle joined Luxco® after a recommendation from a neighbor. In his 35 years at the company, he has seen almost all facets of Luxco’s Kemper plant and knows it like the back of his hand. Mark started out as Miscellaneous, spending his first few years at Luxco stacking full cases off the

Retirement: Rick Hallquist 42 Years for Service to Luxco®

This spring, after 42 years of service to Luxco®, Rick Hallquist retired and has spent the last few months getting used to a slower pace in life. “I still keep checking my email several times a day expecting to see the usual 100+ emails I was used to getting every day but they are not

Employee Spotlight – Tracy Murphy Division Manager

A Boston native, Tracy Murphy joined the Luxco® family in January of 1999 as a Division Manager and has been representing our award-winning brands on the East Coast for 20 years. As Division Manager, she works closely with distributors on pricing, programming and incentives in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. “My job involves

Employee Spotlight – Eric Pikey MRO Purchasing Manager

Born and raised in St. Louis, Eric Pikey joined Luxco® in December of 2007 as the MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operation) Buyer Assistant. In his time at the company, he then was promoted to MRO Buyer and is currently the MRO Purchasing Manager. In this role, he is responsible for all indirect purchasing at the Kemper

April 9, 2019

Our Chairman Has Something To Say

Happy 2019 to everyone and I hope you had a great holiday and New Year! Thanks to all Luxco staff, vendors, suppliers, distributors and retailers for your dedication to Luxco, our brands and our staff. Congratulations to John Rempe on the Paul A. Lux Award. John has been a key member of our team for

Limestone Branch Distillery Enhances Visitor Experience

Last fall, Limestone Branch Distillery’s visitor experience got even better with some major enhancements! When guests visit, they can now follow a visual timeline of the history behind the brands and the families. The new timeline takes visitors through the beginning of the Yellowstone® brand in 1872, through Prohibition and into its heyday as the

Latina Meet Up Event In Miami Featured El Mayor & Exotico Tequilas

On November 15th, Brand Ambassador Graciela González and On-Premise Brand Manager, Javier San Martin, participated in another Latina Meet Up Event, this time in Miami. These events gather Latina entrepreneurs, professionals, and influencers in an effort to network and engage with others in the community. This was the perfect occasion to share Luxco’s tequila portfolio,

Lux Row Distillers Update

By the end of 2018, the distillery had filled 18,003 barrels of whiskey – surpassing its goal for the year! Thanks to fantastic work by the production crew at the distillery and smooth operations, the team was able to increase its original 2018 barrel goal and meet it. Construction on a third barrel warehouse is

Blood Oath Pact No. 5 Launches In April

Get ready to taste the new Blood Oath® Pact No. 5 Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Caribbean rum casks! Pact No. 5 will be hitting the shelves starting in April, and this one is not to be missed. Blood Oath creator, John Rempe, began with an eight-year-old ‘ryed’ bourbon which he rested in used dark

A Timeless Honor: John Rempe Receives The 2019 Paul A. Lux Award

John Rempe, Lux Row Distillers’ Head Distiller and Luxco s Director of Research and Development, received the prestigious Paul A. Lux Award in 2018. “I was shocked, surprised and emotional to receive this award,” Rempe says. “It is very humbling to receive an award from Donn, named after his father, and I feel honored to

Luxco’s International Sales Team Continues To Succeed

Did you know Luxco products can now be found in more than 43 countries around the globe? Due to the hard work of the international sales team, more folks are able to enjoy the Luxco product portfolio. The international sales team is comprised of Sales Director Greg Mefford, as well as International Marketing Manager Sara