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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 tours of the distillery and complimentary tastings.

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TOURS AND TASTINGS

We are excited to welcome you to historic Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, the Bourbon Capital of the World. All tours are free of charge and conclude with a complimentary tasting of our award-winning spirits.

The health and safety of our guests and our team members are our top priorities.

While the state of Kentucky has relaxed its COVID-19 face-covering requirements, we are following the CDC’s guidelines and will continue to require face-coverings and social distancing for our visitors, even when vaccinated and outdoors.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and team members, our distillery experience is presently limited to ten (10) people. All tours and tastings begin at the Barton 1792 Distillery Gift Shop and Tasting Room located at 402 Cathedral Manor in Bardstown.

We appreciate your understanding of our enhanced safety requirements, and we look forward to your visit to Barton 1792 Distillery. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable visit with us.

If you have questions about these policies, please email us at giftshop@bartonbrands.com for assistance.

Hours of Operation: Mon – Sat, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

Reservations are required. You can now book your tour online at the link below!

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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

402 Cathedral Manor, 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