Damaged Barton 1792 Distillery Rickhouse Fully Collapses

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 15:02:42-04

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — The damaged rickhouse at the Barton 1792 distillery fully collapsed Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson County dispatch said the new collapse happened about 2:20 p.m. No injuries were reported.

The rickhouse partially collapsed June 22. At that time Nelson County Emergency Management spokesman Milt Spalding said about 9,000 barrels filled with aging bourbon were affected.

The rickhouse was holding about 18,000 barrels. Investigators had been trying to determine the safety of the standing portion of the building.

It was not clear what caused the collapse.

Photos were provided by the Bardstown Fire Department. LEX 18 has a crew on the way.

Previous coverage:

Rickhouse Collapses At Bardstown Distillery

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