Sunday, November 24, 2013

Barton 1792 Distillery Pictorial

Only a handful of distilleries make a vast amount of bourbon. Before prohibition there were hundreds of bourbon producing operations. Even through there are only a few and Kentucky Straight Bourbon needs to be made in a certain way, within those set parameters, distilleries experiment and come up with unique tastes. And in Barton's case they use their highly mechanized bottling line to bottle and package a wide variety of spirits as well.

The Barton 1792 bourbon was nothing to get mad at, but we did not purchase any. If one enters the town of Bardstown from the southwest, the Barton rickhouses come into view. These rickhouses we discovered were unique being painted black with red-sashed windows. Barton is also a union shop. The column still was very tall and we were fascinated by the bottling line.

Pictorial highlights:

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Rickhouses store barrels of bourbon for aging
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Bourbon-processing facility
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Column still
1792 Bourbon
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Rickhouses usually hold about 20,000 barrels
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Bottling plant
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Boxes of New Amsterdam vodka ready to be shipped
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Visitor Center

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