Bardstown, Kentucky: World's Largest Bourbon Barrel

The Barton 1792 Distillery compels everyone to take a two-hour free tour before gazing upon their colossal barrel, which is at the back of the property. Perhaps the guard will let you enter to visit the gift shop, though...

Barton 1792 Distillery

300 Barton Rd, Bardstown, KY
Drive west from the center of town on US Hwy 62/Stephen Foster Ave. Take the first left after southbound US Hwy 31E onto onto Barton Rd. The Barton 1792 Distillery will be straight ahead.
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World's Largest Bourbon Barrel and Carved Bourbon Bottle.

World's Largest Bourbon Barrel and Carved Bourbon Bottle

The World's Largest Whiskey Barrel and the carved bourbon bottle are behind the Barton distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.

[Joshua White, 08/31/2020]


World's Largest Bourbon Barrel

The distillery is now Barton 1792 Distillery. The tour was great and very informative. Not sure if they always do this, but we were able to taste the White Dog. Very nice people and better pricing for their souvenirs.

[Tamatha Loper, 05/21/2016]

World's Largest Barrel picnic area.

World's Largest Bourbon Barrel

Lovely people who love to chat and would be happy to help you take a picture at the barrel! Beautiful area and town too!

[Janie, 07/02/2013]

World's Largest Bourbon Barrel.

World's Largest Bourbon Barrel

The World's Largest Bourbon Barrel is located on the grounds of the Tom Moore Distillery in Bardstown, KY. Unfortunately, the only way to access it is to take their two-hour distillery tour, which requires advance reservations. I wholeheartedly recommend this fascinating free tour, especially if you're interested in the production, aging, and bottling of Kentucky Bourbon. The Bourbon Barrel is the tour's last stop. It had been in storage for awhile and has only recently been placed here, in front of an employee picnic area.

[Mark Newlon, 08/24/2009]
World's Largest Bourbon Barrel

I didn't see it, but it was written up in the local paper. The local MADD chapter wasn't happy.

[galanti, 08/31/2006]

We've seen just a brief report that the World's Largest Bourbon Barrel was being built in June 2006, with some local opposition.

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