Kentucky

Rest of whiskey storage warehouse collapses in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The rest of a whiskey storage warehouse has collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the structure came crashing down.

Nelson County Emergency Management spokesman Milt Spalding says the remainder of the massive structure collapsed Wednesday afternoon at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown. He says no injuries were reported in either collapse.

Spalding says the scene looks like "a mountain of bourbon barrels."

He says state and federal officials are on the scene to determine if any whiskey spilled into a nearby waterway.

Louisiana-based spirits company Sazerac, the distiller's owner, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. 

After the initial collapse last month, the company said the damaged warehouse held about 18,000 barrels. It had said up to half the barrels inside were affected by the first collapse.


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