Bardstown bourbon rickhouse collapses

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    Bardstown bourbon rickhouse collapses

    A rickhouse storing and aging around twenty thousand barrels of Barton 1792 bourbon collapsed. Around half of the rickhouse fell to pieces, and current estimates put between 9,000 and 10,000 barrels of bourbon on the ground and/or crushed.

    No injuries. EPA is making their way there to evaluate any potential environmental impact due to runoff.

    Value of a filled bourbon barrel is around $8K on the low end, and $11K on the high end...so if you figure $9500 per barrel, at 9000 barrels, that's a potential loss of $85.5 million for the Sazerac Company - and that's before any possible fines or reparation costs levied by the EPA. Ouch!

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    Oh, the humanity!

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    Wow!

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    Anybody want to head down to Bardstown with some straws and see what we can suck out of the mud?

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    I wonder if the FDA will also show up? Seems like I recall a wreck of a semi with chocolate and they said any of the chocolate on board had to be destroyed regardless if it was damaged. I wonder if the same would be the case on these barrel?

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    I get the nostalgia of these old distilleries, but at some point you have to replace those buildings for this exact reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Anybody want to head down to Bardstown with some straws and see what we can suck out of the mud?
    Heading down to the Bourbonshed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    I wonder if the FDA will also show up? Seems like I recall a wreck of a semi with chocolate and they said any of the chocolate on board had to be destroyed regardless if it was damaged. I wonder if the same would be the case on these barrel?
    So...let's say some people in windbreakers with FDA on the back, wearing sunglasses, came in and collected several barrels for "testing"...you're saying nobody might raise any questions?

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    I leave town and a tragedy happens to my neighbors. Anybody know what the rickhouse number was?

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    Some versions of 1792 will be scarce after this.

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    Sounds like all of he EPA samples taken from the local water sources, including a creek a couple hundred yards away, have come back negative thus far.

    The biggest immediate concern is the other half of the rickhouse, which is has a "noticeable lean and bow".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    I leave town and a tragedy happens to my neighbors. Anybody know what the rickhouse number was?
    Could find anywhere that reported which house number is was...but this drone footage might help you figure out a little.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Anybody want to head down to Bardstown with some straws and see what we can suck out of the mud?
    just make sure you have paper straws

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    I have heard this whole thing is a joke and is not real. Didn't happen.

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