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Barrel House Distillery

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Address: 1200 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504-1129
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12:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
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Fun short tour with paired with a fun tasting!

The tour was short but very informative. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the craft of distilling. It was ended with a nice tasting session. I would definitely go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 February 2017
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Tinley Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

The tour was short but very informative. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the craft of distilling. It was ended with a nice tasting session. I would definitely go back after they finish up the bar.

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

For $5 you get an entertaining tour of the distillery with some of the history. Several tastings of everything from Moonshine to Bourbon. A fun time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path. Chad was great- real personable guy and love the kitties. Snuggie is super social. I am not a drinker but my husband and friend enjoyed it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We was greeted by Chad as soon as we walked in the door. Very personable and takes pride in their products. We tasted the bourbon, rum, and vodka. All was excellent. They just released a batch of bourbon today so we got a bottle and Chas was gracious enough to sign it. Meet some cool folks who drove all the... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is tiny but there is a "joie de vivre" here that is seriously lacking in the much bigger and more sterile place just up the street (see Alltech) and it shows in their product as well. That attitude is not the only difference as the place is in an old warehouse area that, ironically, is attached to one of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This distillery is on the craft distillers tour. The new tasting room was under construction at the time we visited. The vodka we tasted was exceptional and the aged moonshine was excellent. It was evident that Chad was very passionate about his craft which is making spirits. He was very personable. The craft distillery tour has been on my bucket... More 

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Thank Originaldemonseed
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A small time distillery with an owner/operator who genuinely works to craft a fine bourbon. The distillery is in "ground floor" mode with a promising future. Hats off to the people who put their heart and soul into their products.

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Roanoke, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Barrel House is on the craft distillers tour which means there are no frills or fancy visitor centers/tasting rooms. Just an entrepreneur making good whiskey and wearing many hats. Barrel House was a very cool experience. Their vodka was top notch and their bourbon rum as well - I bought a bottle of each. Their moonshine was great too must... More 

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

What a great welcome from Chad as we walked in the door! His upbeat, happy personality made this stop on our bourbon tour very enjoyable. He gave us a tour and showed us where a new tasting room is being constructed. The spirits they offer were good - especially the aged moonshine. We were not able to try any bourbon... More 

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Concord, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I will be honest. When we pulled in I was slightly unsure. But we walked in and Chad greeted us and I could tell it would be cool. We had just come from Woodford Reserve and saw big and glitzy. This is not that. But the idea of craft spirits is cool. The tour and tasting are free. We got... More 

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