The site of the Barton 1792 Distillery located in Bardstown, Kentucky has been making bourbon since 1879. This historic site has survived wars, Prohibition and all the world could throw at it. Now it has just christened bourbon barrel warehouse No. 33, the first new barrel warehouse built on this site since 1963.
This warehouse, which was constructed on the hillside behind the distillery was built as part of a $25 million warehouse investment at the Bardstown facility, and will be soon joined by two more warehouses. Warehouses 34 and 35 are under construction now and are expected to be complete later this summer and fall.
These warehouses are made of traditional wood floors and wood storage ricks with metal siding. Warehouse 33 is the smallest of the three holding 33,500 barrels while Warehouses 34 and 35 will hold 58,800 barrels each. For reference, the existing warehouses on the distillery’s property hold 19,600 barrels each. This investment will increase barrel storage capacity by 25 percent.
The first barrels of whiskey were rolled into this warehouse on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.
Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The 1792 in the name represents the year that Kentucky became the 15th state in the nation. The distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.