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Independent Stave Company - Kentucky Cooperage

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Address: 712 Danville Highway, Lebanon, KY 40033-1700
Phone Number: (270) 692-4674
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A Must for the Bourbon Trail

We did this tour first thing on a Monday Morning. There are only 2 tours per day during the week at at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. This is real operating factory and you have to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Pensacola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We did this tour first thing on a Monday Morning. There are only 2 tours per day during the week at at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. This is real operating factory and you have to be there 30 minutes prior to the start and you need to wear real shoes. We have been doing parts of the Bourbon tours... More 

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We have been to two of the distilleries in the area so thought this would be a fun place to visit. Very interesting and informative. Our tour rep was friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. You get a close-up view of the process. Tours at 9:30 and 1:00 and be sure to wear closed-toed shoes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Found this place and had to see it. Free tours one at 930 the other at 100 you should stop if you are on the bourbon trail it makes your trip complete. Guide very nice full of info. Tour is free so it makes it all the better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Virtually all of the distilleries use barrels built here and they do a great job of opening up their operations to the public. Twice a day (9:30 & 1pm) they offer FREE tours that show you the entire barrel build process. The tour was as informative as any of the 3 paid distillery tours we've taken to date, I highly... More 

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have been on a bourbon craft trip and visited the Kentucky Cooperage in Lebanon where they make the barrels for bourbon and all. The tour is the only way you can see what goes on, and I believe that coopers are artist to form a barrel from slants of white oak. It is a real art! And work. You... More 

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Riverton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After days on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail having the chance to visit a cooperage seemed like a good idea. This free tour was amazing! An employee guided us through video presentations and viewing stations within their busy facility to allow us to see the construction of bourbon barrels from start to finish. I really appreciate this company for committing staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Wife and I stopped in with friends for the one o'clock tour. The tour was a lot more informative and interesting than what I thought it would be. A definite must see for the bourbon trail.

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Leelanau, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this free and informative tour. We were taken right into the factory to see the process. Everything was explained well. So interesting! Definitely worth the stop!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Tramping the Bourbon Trail and hearing of each distillery's specific barrel "char" I really wanted to see where the barrels were made. The men and women at the ISC are doing it right and doing it well. Wow to their craftsmanship! The tours are only offered during the week at 9:30 and 1:00, so make sure to plan accordingly. Our... More 

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Joelton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a type of place you don't see everyday. Visited here while doing the Bourbon trail. I'm a distiller myself. Loved making this link in the chain!!!!!!!

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