BARTON 1792 DISTILLERY CONSTRUCTS, BEGINS FILLING FIRST NEW WAREHOUSE SINCE THE 1960s
BARDSTOWN, kENTUCKY (March 2, 2021) – Barton 1792 Distillery just finished construction of Warehouse 33, the first warehouse built on the historic site since 1963. The first barrels of whiskey were rolled into this warehouse on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.
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 will hold 33,500 barrels, and Warehouse 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.
Amid this expansion, Barton 1792 Distillery continues to offer complimentary tours and tastings for visitors to explore decades of bourbon making history and sample award-winning products, but with appropriate safety measures in accordance with CDC guidelines and government recommendations.
Barton 1792 Distillery is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Registration for the Barton Tradition Tour can be made at www.1792Distillery.com. All tours and tastings remain complimentary.
About Barton 1792 Distillery
Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands. Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The Distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring. Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery, and is named for the year Kentucky became a state. The Distillery has garnered a number of prestigious awards for its whiskies, including its 1792 Full Proof, which was named the World Whiskey of the Year for 2020. To learn more visit www.1792bourbon.com.