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Precast Solutions: Bourbon, Neat, with a Splash of Precast Concrete

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Oct 26, 2018 12:55:28 PM

Two Kentucky bourbon distilleries look to precast concrete for their building needs. 

Precast concrete Rickhouse

Kentucky is known for many things: horse racing, college basketball, Hot Brown sandwiches and bourbon, to name a few.

Driving through Kentucky farmland, it’s easy to spot the distilleries by the distinct buildings used to age bourbon. These rickhouses are essential to producing America’s native spirit, which is unique thanks to the region’s limestone water, corn and new charred oak barrels.

Recently, two bourbon distilleries have moved away from the traditional look and turned to precast concrete for their building projects. Based on their experiences, they are hoping the material is used more across the industry in unique ways.

Learn more by going to the article by Matt Werner in the Fall 2018 issue of Precast Solution Magazine from the National Precast Concrete Association. Photo of Riff Distilling in Newport, Ky. courtesy of Schumacher-Dugan.

Matt Werner is the managing editor of Precast Solutions magazine and NPCA’s communication manager.


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