Barton 1792 Distillery

Bardstown’s oldest fully-operating distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as Barton 1792 Distillery.

The Barton 1792 Distillery Tour

1792 Bourbon Tours cover the distillery’s vast 196-acre property, which includes 29 barrel aging warehouses, an impressive still house, the world’s largest bourbon barrel, unique outdoor fermentation tanks and the legendary Tom Moore Spring. Mint Julep Experiences visits Barton 1792 on public bourbon tours every weekend.

The Bourbon Tastings

You’ll sample their sophisticated high-rye recipe of small batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey named 1792 after the year the Commonwealth of Kentucky joined the union. Other tastings often include Very Old Barton and Barton Bourbon Ball Chocolate Cream.

bottle of Barton 1792 Full Proof

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Things to know about Barton 1792

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is 1792 and Very Old Barton made?

The distillery is located at 300 Barton Road in Bardstown, Ky.

Who owns Barton 1792?

Barton 1792 Distillery and Barton brands are owned by the Sazerac Company.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Barton produce?

Barton Brands produces Barton 1792, Very Old Barton, Barton Bourbon Ball Chocolate Cream Liqueur and various limited release expressions of Barton 1792 including Small Batch, Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, High Rye, Single Barrel and Bottled in Bond. Sister brands include Kentucky Tavern, Kentucky Gentleman, Zachariah Harris, Old Taylor, Black Ridge, Chestnut Farms, Big House, Colonel Lee, Whiskey Sister and Tom Moore.

Is Barton 1792 Distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

No, Barton 1792 Distillery is not a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

Which distilleries are near Barton?

Nearby distilleries in Bardstown and the surrounding area south of Louisville include Maker’s Mark, Willett Distillery and Jim Beam American Stillhouse.

Where can I find out more about Barton 1792 Distillery?

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Start Planning Your Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tour

Let’s start planning your ultimate Kentucky bourbon distillery tour today! We offer a variety of public tours as well as custom-made experiences that are tailored to your every bourbon desire.