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A rickhouse at Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown partially collapsed Friday morning, spilling an estimated 9,000 barrels onto a hillside. No one was reported injured in the collapse.
Warehouse collapses at Barton

A warehouse collapsed at Barton 1792 Distillery Friday morning, affecting an estimated 9,000 barrels of bourbon, but there were no injuries.

Nelson County Emergency Management Director Joe Prewitt and Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said their concern was that whiskey could run into a tributary of the Beech Fork River about 250 feet away.

State environmental officials were contacted and arrived on scene just after 2 p.m. to assess the situation.

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