Monday, June 25, 2018

Warehouse Collapse Drops 9,000 Barrels Of Bourbon

A warehouse collapse sent 9,000 barrels of bourbon crashing to the ground at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Once upon a time we booked a room at the Talbott Tavern in Bardstown on our way home from Arkansas where my mum, who had Alzheimer's, was in a care home. We thought tasting a few spirits at the area's excellent bourbon distilleries would lift our flagging spirits. Unfortunately the day we chose to do this was September 11, 2001 and we spent the evening glued to the tv in the bar at the inn watching the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. Although a couple of bourbon manhattans were consumed it was not the spirit lifting experience we'd hoped it would be. If I hadn't switched to Canadian rye because of the current US administration I would drink a Barton bourbon consolation toast to the distillery. It seems that political events have prevented me from tasting their wares once again.



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