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:
JUST IN: Bourbon barrel storage facility collapses in Bardstown.
— Julie Dolan (@WLKYJulie) June 22, 2018
A portion of a Barton Brands rickhouse has reportedly collapsed, along with hundreds of barrels of aging Bourbon. More information coming.
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.
EVERYONE TO THE CREEK, NOW!
UPDATE x2: This picture of the damage from WLKY.com is truly remarkable.