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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

Half of a warehouse collapsed at Barton 1792 Distillery late Friday morning, affecting an estimated 10,000 barrels of bourbon, but there were no injuries.

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

State environmental officials were contacted and were on their way to Bardstown.

The incident happened around 11 a.m.

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