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Independent Stave Company - Kentucky Cooperage


Independent Stave Company - Kentucky Cooperage
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712 Danville Highway, Lebanon, KY 40033-1700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Shark350
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Sue D
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.

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

Thank William R
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

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

Thank MrHao
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to learning the barrel making process after it was recommended by one of the distilleries. On the morning of my reserved tour, the company called to cancel because they had some barrel buyers coming in that day and didn’t want to...More

Thank WanderlusTravelers
Reviewed June 29, 2018

If you like bourbon go do this tour! So interesting and I learned so much Ann was our guide and she did a great job. Closed toed shoes are required. I have a deeper appreciation of the bourbon aging process now that I know what...More

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Ilo T
December 29, 2015|
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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