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“Great Tour off-Bourbon Trail”

Barton 1792 Distillery
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Bardstown
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Great Tour off-Bourbon Trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stopped at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, KY, Although not on the "official" Bourbon Trail, it is well worth the stop. The tour is free and they cover the entire operations. Unfortunately, they were not distilling at the time (August 14, 2012), but the rest of the operations were still running. Our tour guide Rick was really knowledgeable and made the distillery tour one of the better ones we have been on. The tasting session was also very informative and learned a lot more about bourbon from Rick. The gift shop is small, but has a good selection of Barton produced bourbon and other Barton souvenirs.

Visited August 2012
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Southern Ontario, Canada
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“Good tour of a smaller distillery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

Although Barton 1792 is not on the Bourbon Trail, it is well worth the stop. It is a smaller distillery owned by the same complany as Buffalo Trace. Although the distillery was not operating, we learned some new information on the bourbon making process. The tasting experience was excellent with the guide leading us through trying the bourbon with and without a drop of water to experience the difference in taste. The staff was very knowledgeale and friendly.

Visited August 2012
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Charleston, WV
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“Great, informative tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

The employees obviously like what they do and love their business. You see all facets of this distillery which not only makes bourbon but also bottles other spirits. Not a lot of walking. I learned a lot about bourbon from the tasting at the end. Well worth the time.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Interesting tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Right in Bardsville.Historic and not commercial. See the whole process

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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“Very solicitious tour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Lacks some of the depth of other bourbon tours (not on the Bourbon Trail anymore, but worth a stop) but makes up for it in dedication and solicitousness. Tour guides are able to share every step of the whiskey making process, and the tasting was the best on the bourbon tour.

Visited June 2012
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