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“Good tour. I'd like to see more.” 4 of 5 stars
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Independent Stave Company - Kentucky Cooperage
712 Danville Highway, Lebanon, KY 40033-1700
(270) 692-4674
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Lebanon
Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
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Southaven, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good tour. I'd like to see more.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We took the morning tour a few days ago. Lisa was our tour guide, Eric and Jacob also helped out. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

It's not quite what I expected. Loud, hot, and chaotic. Where I once thought barrel-making was kind of romantic and historic, after seeing this facility, I saw that the men who work here are tough and hard-working.

The tour gives a good overview of the process, though there are parts of facility which you don't get to see, or only see from a distance. It's a bummer that they don't allow photos, and while I understand the need to use the headsets, they were difficult to hear and cumbersome. That said, it's probably the best solution.

Visited May 2014
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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fabulous Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is definitely the place to start the KY Bourbon Trail. This tour shows how it all begins. Our Tour Guide Lisa, could not have been better. She took time with us and answered all of our questions. It was great being so close to the charred barrels that we even left with a slight smell of oak on our clothes.
The tour took about 45 minutes and was very thorough, not to mention FREE. We will be sure and recommend this place to anyone traveling in the area.

Visited April 2014
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Marion, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Rude Tour guide”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

we had Lisa as a tour guide.. and she was rude the moment we met up and continued to be rude and quick with the tour.. my wife tried asking questions and she just blew her off..

Visited March 2014
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Shelby, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Must see if you drink bourbon ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A good tour to see barrels being made a lot of pride goes in each. Line employees were helpful in answering questions. You get so close you will smell like wood. This is good.

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Lebanon, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Unseen Side of the Bourbon Trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Interesting tour. The labor involved and skill exhibited in construction is pretty cool. The charring is not cool-cool, but it is 'cool'. To see the work going into the barrels and knowing the relevance of them makes the tour worth the time.

Visited September 2013
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