Bourbon barrels go flying after Kentucky collapse

I've been on bourbon tours in Kentucky. And they're pretty awesome.

All through the state, especially from Louisville to Lexington, you'll see large "rickhouses" storing bourbon. They're fairly tall barn-esque structures where barrels of bourbon are stacked, often several stories high, for aging.

Bardstown, one of the main centers for bourbon production in Kentucky, witnessed a crazy scene Friday when the wall of a rickhouse gave way at the Barton 1792 Distillery, sending an estimated 9,000 barrels of bourbon to the ground.

Fortunately no one was hurt. Also fortunately, almost all of the barrels made it through without breaking. We'll see what they do with those - no doubt some sort of "survivor" series of these bourbon batches!

See video here or below.

Eric Paulsen

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