Take a Tour of

Kentucky Cooperage

Our friendly tour guide will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we craft barrels.

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AT THE KENTUCKY COOPERAGE GIFT SHOP
Visit our gift shop inside the Kentucky Cooperage Visitor's Center for ISC Barrels apparel, All Fired Up About Bourbon rocks glasses and steins, small format barrels, used barrel staves and more. Can't make it to the Visitor's Center? Shop online for the same great products.
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Directions

Address: 711B E Main St, Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone: (270) 402-8009

Kentucky Cooperage Visitor Center is located across the road from Kentucky Cooperage. Tours start and end at the Visitor Center.

Tour Reviews

  • star rating  This was worth the trip. It was recommended by our host Sam at Makers Mark. What an interest tour as to how the barrels are made. Wanted to bring home... read more

    timothy m
    September 28, 2022

    star rating  I love learning about the right age of American White Oak trees to be considered suitable for barrel-making. Too old is not perfect since the inside is hollow. I'd assumed... read more

    whitewrites
    September 7, 2022

    star rating  On our latest trip to Kentucky to visit bourbon distilleries, we noticed that they all talked about how important the barrels were to the process and how the flavor came... read more

    Mike C
    August 1, 2022
  • star rating  I work for a bourbon tour company. I had the opportunity to take a bachelor party to ISC as part of a day's touring. It was fantastic. ... read more

    lewintheville
    May 31, 2022

    star rating  With the exception of the no camera rule, it couldn’t be better. The guide was friendly and personable, everyone on the tour enjoyed it. Bought t shirts and char for... read more

    ss309556
    May 28, 2022

    star rating  We were in KY doing the bourbon trail and many of the distillers mentioned getting barrels from this place. As we had a morning open, we decided to... read more

    MNRetreat
    December 22, 2021
  • star rating  We were in KY doing the bourbon trail and many of the distillers mentioned getting barrels from this place. As we had a morning open, we decided to... read more

    MNRetreat
    December 1, 2021

    star rating  One of our favorite experiences of our entire KY trip! So cool to see how these barrels are made and the craftsmanship involved.

    Navigate740727
    November 15, 2021

    star rating  One of our favorite experiences of our entire KY trip! So cool to see how these barrels are made and the craftsmanship involved.

    Malory S
    November 1, 2021
  • star rating  Before or after you visit a dust, you should learn about the barrels. The tour is is very interesting and fun. You can watch the cooperage process from... read more

    Alan304
    November 1, 2021

    star rating  This was a highlight of our bourbon trip. Definitely worth seeing. They have tours at 9, 10:30 and 1pm on weekdays only. Also a nice gift shop but wish they... read more

    plava_laguna89
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  It’s a must see if you’re doing any part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail !! Great tour, so informative, don’t pass this place without stopping.

    JudyAnnWas
    February 24, 2020