We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Independent Stave Company - Kentucky Cooperage

Independent Stave Company - Kentucky Cooperage
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (17)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
712 Danville Highway, Lebanon, KY 40033-1700
+1 270-692-4674
Improve This Listing
Reviews (100)
Filter reviews
99 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews barrel making bourbon trail no pictures allowed toed shoes great tour whiskey barrel head phones closed toe shoes tour guide manufacturing process tour shows craft distillery makers mark bourbon making learn how well worth the visit bourbon country
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 99 reviews
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We did the tour of the barrel making plant as our first stop. We could have stood there and watched the process for hours! The guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the tour took us right into the production areas. Would recommend to anyone interested...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mayngrl
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Very fascinating tour! Have a greater respect for the art of Barrel making. We stopped by on a Wednesday morning and the tour was full, so we signed up for the next tour and went to Makers Mark for a tour - only about 15/20...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank STAofPA
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating! Super friendly and informative. Well worth the time to stop and see. Good foundation for touring bourbon distilleries before you go.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cintiskyline
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited after our tour of Makers Mark. Great tour and demonstration of barrel making for whiskey, pickles, molasses and anything aged. No pictures allowed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Monica H
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We were doing the Bourbon Trail and thought it was only fitting to see how the barrels are made. What an amazing experience. We loved seeing the steps from start to finish. Definitely an experience for any bourbon lover!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kellb76
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We ( two couples ) came for the 1pm tour. Amazing the amount of barrels they produce in a day. Even more amazing the amount of physical labor that is required to build these barrels. Tour last about 1 hour, no photos inside, there is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jdehaan1
Reviewed August 11, 2018

this was a very interesting place to visit. they make oak barrels for bourbon and wine distillers. it is amazing how fast these large barrels are made.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank musigeo
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

ISC or the Kentucky Cooperage is a MUST see tour on The Bourbon Trail. This a complete history of the barrel manufacture for the “spirits” industry. What a tour it is and a wealth of information to absorb. You tour the place while it’s running...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WilliamR395
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

It's a bit out of the way, but well worth the time to visit. Make your reservations ahead of time as they only do 3 a day. The tour guide, Ashley, was a delight. It was very interesting to hear all about how bourbon. barrels...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lori C
Reviewed July 16, 2018

If you're doing the Bourbon Trail, do yourself a favor and carve out some time to stop and learn how the barrels are made that so heavily influence many of the whiskeys you'll be seeing and tasting. The tour was super interesting and informative -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MrHao
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Hampton Inn Lebanon
329 reviews
2.79 miles away
Lakeview Motel
12 reviews
16.19 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Campbellsville KY
158 reviews
16.39 miles away
Best Western Campbellsville Inn
232 reviews
16.49 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 27 nearby restaurants
Ragetti's Italian Food
78 reviews
1.77 miles away
Rosewood Bar & Grill
27 reviews
2.34 miles away
47 reviews
1.66 miles away
County Seat Kitchen and Bar
26 reviews
1.79 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
Limestone Branch Distillery
207 reviews
2.58 miles away
Maker's Mark
1,733 reviews
8.42 miles away
Lincoln Homestead State Park
32 reviews
12.47 miles away
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
107 reviews
15.74 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Ilo T
December 29, 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from gillettejw | Reviewed this property |
It is free. Great tour. One point to note, there are two tours given daily. The times noted are the start times, they are not opening hours like they are for the distilleries. Not much else to do in the close area, so... More