Bardstown bourbon rickhouse collapses

Page 3 of A rickhouse storing and aging around twenty thousand barrels of Barton 1792 bourbon collapsed. Around half of the rickhouse fell to pieces, and current... 40 comments | 9980 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Be curious to see if insurance covers the barrels in the 2nd fall.
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    What label is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    What label is this?
    Not sure but it should be labeled, "Tim-ber Bourbon"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    What label is this?
    Barton's 1792 I believe.

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    I did here today that they were going to salvage as many as possible.

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    I don’t know anything about the production of bourbon but I don’t see how any of the barrels that aren’t broken open would be damaged goods. The bourbon itself is not going to go bad simply because it’s been outside the rick house. Pick those babies up and store them in another structure. Bottled them up and put them on the market when they’re ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    I donít know anything about the production of bourbon but I donít see how any of the barrels that arenít broken open would be damaged goods. The bourbon itself is not going to go bad simply because itís been outside the rick house. Pick those babies up and store them in another structure. Bottled them up and put them on the market when theyíre ready.
    When I toured Makers they go thru a very scientific process of aging. They spend different amount of time at each level within the structure. The barrels are marked but They may not have space where needed? They may be able to preserve the booze but it may not taste the same as the normal 1792.

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    Hasn't been a good stretch of months for 1792 bourbon....the leg of one of their mash tanks failed yesterday, the tank collapsed and caused another tank to collapse and spilled upwards of 120,000 gallons of fermenting mash. Their secondary "emergency containment" system held most of the spilled mash, but they estimate that approximately 10,000 gallons spilled into the storm sewers, which drains to the local tributaries. Sounds like that will make for a 3rd visit (and fine) from the EPA in 9 months' time.

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    Wow! That kind of luck would make most owners paranoid about sabotage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    Wow! That kind of luck would make most owners paranoid about sabotage.
    Or make insurance investigators very suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Or make insurance investigators very suspicious.
    Yeah that's a very strange (and unlikely) string of events, for sure.

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