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Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Situated in heart of bourbon country on 196 acres, the Distillery boasts 29 barrel aging warehouses, 22 other buildings including an impressive still house, and the legendary Tom Moore Spring. Named in honor of the year Kentucky joined the United States, Barton 1792 offers three tours of the Distillery: the Barton Tradition Tour, the Bushel to Bottle Tour and the 1792 Estate Tour.

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TOURS

Barton 1792 Distillery has been following the global spread of Covid-19 for several weeks which has allowed us to refine and progressively implement our plans as the incidence of the virus continues to ramp up.

Consistent with guidance from public health authorities to limit large gatherings, and given that our tours include elements that bring large groups together, we will be closing the Barton 1792 Visitor Center, and suspending tours, beginning March 16th, 2020.

We understand this may be disappointing, and we apologize for the inconvenience. However, the health and safety of our team members and our visitors are of upmost importance to us. We look forward to resuming our tour operations in the near future and will notify the public through our website, Facebook and Instagram pages upon reopening.

On this tour, visitors follow the bourbon-making process from grain to the bottle, and get a full look at the fermentation, distillation and the bottling processes.

DIRECTIONS

300 Barton Road, Bardstown, KY 40004
1-866-239-4690

Take I-65 South toward Nashville. Take exit 112 and turn left onto KY-245. Continue on KY-245 for about 15.5 miles. Turn right onto North 3rd Street and drive 1 mile until you reach the roundabout at Court Square in Bardstown. Take the first exit on Court Square onto West Stephen Foster Avenue. Turn left onto Cathedral Manor. The entrance to Barton 1792 Distillery will be half a mile down the road on your right.


Travel Time: 45 Minutes

Take I-71 S toward Louisville/Lexington. Take exit 9A to merge onto I-265 S/KY 841 S/Gene Snyder Freeway. Take exit 17 toward Bardstown/Louisville and turn left onto US-150 E. Drive 26 miles until you reach the roundabout at Court Square in Bardstown. Take first exit on Court Square onto West Stephen Foster Avenue. Turn left onto Cathedral Manor. The entrance to Barton 1792 Distillery will be half a mile down the road on your right.


Travel Time: 2 Hours

Take the Blue Grass Parkway toward Lawrenceburg/Elizabethtown. Get off at exit 21 and turn right off the exit ramp onto US-31E. Drive about .3 miles. The entrance to Barton 1792 Distillery will be on your left.


Travel Time: 1 Hour

Take I-40 W toward Memphis/Louisville. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-65 N. Then keep left at the fork to stay on I-65 N. Take exit 93 for the Blue Grass Parkway toward Bardstown/Lexington. Get off at exit 21 and turn left off the exit ramp onto US-31E. Drive about .4 miles. The entrance to Barton 1792 Distillery will be on your left.


Travel Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes

Take I-65 South toward Nashville. Take exit 112 and turn left onto KY-245. Continue on KY-245 for about 15.5 miles. Turn right onto North 3rd Street and drive 1 mile until you reach the roundabout at Court Square in Bardstown. Take the first exit on Court Square onto West Stephen Foster Avenue. Turn left onto Cathedral Manor. The entrance to Barton 1792 Distillery will be half a mile down the road on your right.


Travel Time: 45 Minutes

Take I-71 S toward Louisville/Lexington. Take exit 9A to merge onto I-265 S/KY 841 S/Gene Snyder Freeway. Take exit 17 toward Bardstown/Louisville and turn left onto US-150 E. Drive 26 miles until you reach the roundabout at Court Square in Bardstown. Take first exit on Court Square onto West Stephen Foster Avenue. Turn left onto Cathedral Manor. The entrance to Barton 1792 Distillery will be half a mile down the road on your right.


Travel Time: 2 Hours

Take the Blue Grass Parkway toward Lawrenceburg/Elizabethtown. Get off at exit 21 and turn right off the exit ramp onto US-31E. Drive about .3 miles. The entrance to Barton 1792 Distillery will be on your left.


Travel Time: 1 Hour

Take I-40 W toward Memphis/Louisville. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-65 N. Then keep left at the fork to stay on I-65 N. Take exit 93 for the Blue Grass Parkway toward Bardstown/Lexington. Get off at exit 21 and turn left off the exit ramp onto US-31E. Drive about .4 miles. The entrance to Barton 1792 Distillery will be on your left.


Travel Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes