The Cartel Hour
The Cartel Hour
Jun 10, 2020
Cartel Hour by Cask Cartel 19: Generations Deep - Old Bourbon and New Ideas with Philip Lux of Lux Row
Play • 1 hr 7 min

Philip Lux carries the weight of generations on his shoulders, but he’s handling the pressure just fine as Lux Row revamps old brands and carries new ones into this new generation while honoring their roots. This is family distilling in a world where many brands have gone under conglomerate parent companies.


We chat with Philip about their new tasting room, making whiskey in bathtubs, and old stories with a certain Van Winkle, all while tasting Ezra Brooks, two David Nicholsons, Rebel Yell, and a few bonus bottles that you truly would have to hunt to find anymore. Also, don’t miss the surprise guest who jumps on the show to talk about the future of bourbon and what it was like to be in the business when no one was buying versus now when they can’t make enough.


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Click on any of the following links to purchase the spirits. Here is a full list of what we drank:


Ezra Brooks


David Nicholson


David Nicholson Reserve


Rebel Yell 100


Old Ezra 7 Year 101


Ezra B

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And speaking of those live tastings, for those living in or visiting the Los Angeles area that truly are intrigued, if you’re interested in drinking along with us, we would love to have you to come enjoy an evening at the Infusery to drink through a carefully selected assortment of spirits. We offer custom flights and have a robust library of over 700+ spirits to choose from. And you get to drink with Seth and I, pick our brains, learn a ton, and generally have a blast. Visit for more information.


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Thank you everyone for listening and remember to drink responsibly, and in good company.

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