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WATCH: Kentucky warehouse collapse creates giant bourbon barrel heap

On Friday Kentucky distillery Barton 1792 experienced something of a disaster: a partial warehouse collapse sending as many as 9,000 barrels of bourbon tumbling to the floor. The aerial footage of the aftermath is something else…

It’s a whisk(e)y fan’s worst nightmare. Thousands upon thousands of prime maturing barrels lost accidentally in a momentary disaster.

That’s exactly what happened over in Kentucky last week at Barton 1792 Distillery when part of a historic rack house came crashing to the ground.

As widely reported, including by local news site WLKY Louisville, it’s not clear what caused the collapse, and luckily no-one was injured in the incident.

The distillery, which is owned by Sazerac, remains open as usual for visitors and a thorough investigation is under way.

Apparently only half the barrels are damaged, which seems miraculous to us. It looks like the worst game of Jenga ever. Think of all that lost bourbon.

Perhaps it was all caused by a beaver out for revenge…

Categories : American Whiskey, News

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