See the life of a bourbon barrel
See how coopers make the barrels for world-famous bourbon brands including Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Coopers’ Craft, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, and Wild Turkey. Visit coopers such as Brown-Forman Cooperage or KY Cooperage.
This unforgettable look at the bourbon barrel-making process takes you through the cooperage where you’ll see barrels raised from start to finish. You’ll learn how the wood is prepped, watch as staves are carefully placed to form the barrel and see the flames toast the inside to the perfect char level.
Book Custom Tour with Private Transportation
Build a custom bourbon trail itinerary with our Experience Coordinators and get a behind-the-scenes Cooperage Tour. See the life of a barrel and how each char brings out unique notes. Please contact us to work with an Experience Coordinator to discuss a Custom Tour itinerary for you and your group.