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Bourbon Distillery loses 120,000 Gallons of Mash!!??

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In Bardstown, KY, Barton 1792 Distillery lost 120,000 gallons of mash after one of the legs of a tank gave way. The tank stored fermented mash that would eventually turn into bourbon.

Two people were injured but were released from nearby Flaget Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Local water supplies had to be tested to ensure no contamination.

The Barton 1792 Distillery is home to various brands, including 1792 Bouron, Very Old Barton, Kentucky Gentleman, and others.

No word yet on the number of drunken employees present that led to this catastrophe.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/bourbon-distillery-equipment-failure-spilled-mash/