Rediscover ISC Barrels’ Craftsmanship with New Tour Experiences

Rediscover ISC Barrels’ Craftsmanship with New Tour Experiences

Tours of Kentucky Cooperage have been a staple on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail since 2009. Thousands of bourbon enthusiasts have traveled to Lebanon, KY, for a unique glimpse into the craftsmanship behind the barrels that age the world’s finest spirits.

Visitors to Kentucky Cooperage have been mesmerized as they watch our skilled coopers shape and assemble individual oak staves, secure steel hoops, and char the inside of barrels to create the perfect environment for aging spirits. It’s an experience like no other.

Now, we are thrilled to announce the addition of two new tour experiences designed to immerse visitors in the age-old art of barrel making.


What's New in 2024

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel South Tour | a used barrel cooperage experience

Ever wonder what happens to bourbon barrels once the whiskey is fully matured?  On the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel South Tour, you’ll see newly emptied used barrels that have been shipped immediately to our cooperage to preserve freshness. Watch as our coopers service these barrels into Grade A - Select barrels that are ready to age spirits, beer, wine and more.

Life of a Barrel Tour | a new & used barrel cooperage experience

Why choose one?  This expanded tour allows you to visit both Kentucky Cooperage and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel South, taking you through the life of a barrel- from individual oak staves to new, charred barrels, all the way to high quality, ready-for-filling used barrels.

Whether you choose to revisit Kentucky Cooperage or join us for one of our new experiences, each tour offers an in-depth look at a traditional craft that few people get to witness up close. Our friendly tour guides provide a behind-the-scenes look at how we craft barrels. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the history and techniques that have been passed down through generations.

Tours are offered on select weekdays and require reservations. Learn more at

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