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Barton 1792 Distillery

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Address: 501 Cathedral Manor, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone Number:
+1 502-331-4879
09:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great place to visit for a bourbon tour.

This is a great place for a bourbon tour. Not your fancy tour all cleaned up. This is a working tour and you get to see all the dust and people working. Love it and the bourbon is... read more

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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place for a bourbon tour. Not your fancy tour all cleaned up. This is a working tour and you get to see all the dust and people working. Love it and the bourbon is great.

Thank Fairdude60
Naples, Florida
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100 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am torn about three vs. four stars so given the choice, I would have said 3 1/2 stars. The tour guide was knowledgeable but lacked the warm connection we experienced on other tours. The tour, itself, was different from the others we experienced in that we climbed a lot of stairs and were really in the belly of the... More 

Thank kmmtth
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't expect much before we entered the area. But we were so wrong. The free tour was amazing and very long and informative. Our guide Amanda took well care of us and we learned a lot. We will definitely recommend this to our friends! Thanks for taking care of us!

Thank Sofia B
Trenton, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We picked this distillery because of its location. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised. No charge for the tour and tasting. Our tour guide Kati was awesome and very informative. I learned a lot about bourbon and more. The ladies in the gift shop were welcoming and helpful. We would recommend a stop here in you are in the... More 

Thank kish42760
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice to visit though it is not technically on the bourbon trail. The tour is free and you get a free tasting and chocolate afterwards. They also give you a bung that they will date stamp for you. Everyone is very friendly.

Thank SassyCowgirl77
Level Contributor
64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took the Estate 2 hour tour. Our guide was Marjorie. As it turned out, other couple didn't show so we got a "private" tour. Marjorie was absolutely fantastic!! So insightful, engaging, patient, humourous etc. She is a terrific ambassador of the establishment. We went through the entire process and it was one of the absolute best... More 

Huron, OH, USA
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110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute decision to stop here & get on a tour. Very friendly hostesses & tour guide Marjorie. Nice gift shop & just enough chocolate bourbon cream left for me to grab a bottle. Very nice tasting too.

Thank SherryOrndorff
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe that there is no charge for a detailed, small-group tour at Barton's. We arrived and only needed to wait 15 minutes for the next tour. I've been to distilleries in Scotland and Ireland and what I've been shown seems cleaned up and located in the tourist area of the plant. This is authentic, dust, noise and all. Our... More 

Thank Shelley P
Crete, Illinois
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161 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was completely wowed that they offer a full tour and tasting for FREE. The guide (totally blanking out on his name) was fantastic and such a wonderful personality. He did a great job at walking us through the tasting, teaching folks how to enjoy the bourbon properly. Highly recommend it as a visit if you are in Bardstown.

Thank Maureen1771
Northeast Georgia
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was the best one in the area... and it was free! Definitely recommend! Our tour guide was very personable and informative. The gift shop was nice too with an assortment of items.... not just bourbon.

Thank HighwayHilda

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