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TRAGIC: Bardstown bourbon storage building collapses


Ready for the saddest picture you’ll see all day? A rickhouse at Barton 1792 distillery in Bardstown collapsed this morning, causing 9,000 barrels of aging bourbon to tumble to a splintery demise:

A portion of a Barton Brands rickhouse has reportedly collapsed, along with hundreds of barrels of aging Bourbon. More information coming.

Posted by Nelson County Gazette on Friday, June 22, 2018

Thankfully, no people were hurt, but the bourbon! Oh, the bourbon.

UPDATE: According to the Herald-Leader, an estimated 9,000 of the 20,000 barrels in the building were effected and many of them rolled down the hill towards a creek off the Beech Fork River. The EPA is on its way to determine whether or not the water has been contaminated.


UPDATE x2: This picture of the damage from is truly remarkable.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

11 responses to “TRAGIC: Bardstown bourbon storage building collapses”

  1. IAmTheDanger

    That rickhouse just can’t hold it’s liquor.

  2. nschulte13



    Do they need help cleaning up?

  4. Mathlete

    gone too soon…

  5. mikeintn

    DUI for just driving by.

  6. PaulRCollins

    Whether or not the water has been contaminated? A better question is whether the creek water should be bottled.

  7. RealCatsFan

    I suspect they will have no problem finding volunteers to help clean up the creek. Just pour in some ice and fix a drink.

  8. J-Dub421

    I volunteer to be contaminated with bourbon.

  9. bigbluebanana

    I bet the local wildlife get lit up tonight

  10. Chief_G

    Considering the posts that Tyler makes about booze, I believe she’s on the way to problems if she isn’t already to that point.

    1. Luether

      Get a life…