Nothing’s any better than taking a deep breath on a hazy summer morning and smelling the aroma of sweet corn mash. It’s a smell all our own as the Bourbon Capital of the World, and it means production is in full swing. But for the last two summers, the sweet smell of corn mash has been replaced with a stench. The odor has been identified by Barton’s as hydrogen sulfide, which smells like sewage.
Due to year-round distilling at Barton 1792, the company’s lagoons have been at capacity, filled with the chemical, which has caused the distinct undesirable odor.