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“Great Tour!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barrel House Distillery

Barrel House Distillery
Ranked #24 of 116 things to do in Lexington
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Durham, NC
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Tour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We visited as part of our tour of the Bourbon Trail. This was a good stop and we enjoyed the contrast to some of the larger distillery tours we had been on. The moonshine was so much smoother than any other I have tasted. The rum is wonderful. We are planning on a return trip the next time we are in town.

Visited June 2013
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Slidell, LA
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Home to Legandary Devil John Moonshine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Being descendants of Devil John we had to make this trip to pick up some of the namesake's moonshine. The tour was very nice and Noel was great. He told us the history of each of their line and we gave him a couple stories about our Great Grand Father. The vodka was good but very strong (imho) the moonshine seemed to tame the throat after the vodka and was tasty but the best was their rum... very smooth and great flavor.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great Tour...Great Liquor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

My friends and I stopped at Barrel House while on the regular Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Barrel House is a micro-distillery, and it's included on the "craft" Kentucky Bourbon Trial. While the tour was, in fact, relatively short (and essentially only conducted in one room), we all really enjoyed it. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and forthcoming. After visiting such larger distilleries like Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, it was definitely a nice change of pace. The tour was free (yes, FREE), and it included a tasting of three liquors: moonshine, vodka, and oak rum. How could you go wrong with that? All of the liquor was great (and reasonably priced). I walked out with one bottle of the oak rum which set me back only $19.99.

Visited July 2013
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Stow
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4 reviews
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“Liquor is good, but the tour is drab”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Tour was not really a tour. You don’t leave the one room. It is a much smaller operation, but the guide was not very informative. My husband purchased some moonshine and enjoys it. Liquor is good, but the tour is drab.

Visited May 2013
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Richmond, Kentucky
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Interesting Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stopped in for a tour of the hand-crafted distillery. This is a very eclectic place. It is located in the old barreling house of the Pepper Distillery in Lexington. The entire processing area is in one room. I have toured several large distilleries, but found this to be a unique and interesting place. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We topped off the tour with a tasting. We tried the Devil John Moonshine and the Oak Rum. Excellent!! If your interested in touring someplace a little different, this should be on your itinerary.

Visited May 2013
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