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Independent Stave Company - Kentucky Cooperage

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712 Danville Highway, Lebanon, KY 40033-1700
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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
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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
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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
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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
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