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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) 692-4674

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

Tour Reviews

  •   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
    2/24/2020

      My husband and I are slowly doing the Bourbon Trail over a period of years and decided to see how the barrels were made. What an interesting and informative... read more

    JenniferandAlan
    2/12/2020

      Our lady tour guide was excellent. The movie, the information, the plant tour - ALL were amazing. The mechanization and hand labor that goes into each barrel is beyond wonderful... read more

    Tom P
    1/12/2020
  •   This was one of the most interesting and informative tours we've tried on the bourbon trail. Although it didn't end with a bourbon tasting, it was very interesting to... read more

    sbpilot12
    12/02/2019

      We had an interesting tour of the cooperage. It was a hot day, and very very hot inside, but we were a lot more comfortable than the people working... read more

    BandLA
    10/31/2019

      I've been to many distilleries in the past. Always wondered how the barrels were made. I found out...lol This is a must do tour. The staff was friendly and entertaining.... read more

    Bob M
    9/09/2019
  •   If you head to Kentucky for the Bourbon Trail, you won't want to miss a tour at Independent Stave Company. After all, much of the flavor comes from the barrel.... read more

    whiskeyage
    8/05/2019

      We were at a distillery and someone mentioned this place.....wow!!! Best place on the trail! Ann was a fantastic tour guide.

    RonG443
    7/23/2019

      After visiting so many distillery one finally mentioned that Kentucky Cooperage gives tours. That night I immediate made reservations. The next day we. arrive go into a. small room... read more

    jckal
    6/29/2019
  •   The tour starts with a quick video. From there, Ann puts headphones and safety glasses on you and into the plant you go. She is a wealth of information and... read more

    kyrder
    6/09/2019

      Stopped here on way to tours at some distilleries. The tour here gives great insight on how much of an impact barrels make on any product and it was very... read more

    pbj03
    6/01/2019

      While tasting bourbon is a big part of the Kentucky experience, a visit to the cooperage where the barrels are made is a great add on. Without the barrels, whiskey... read more

    weisbrew1
    6/01/2019