Will be located beyond security checkpoint
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2016) — Cork & Barrel Wine & Bourbon Bar plans to open a location at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. The store will be located beyond the security checkpoint, allowing travelers to purchase bourbon products to take with them in their carry-on bags.
It ill be the second retail location for Cork & Barrel. The airport location will include wine and craft beer products, but will emphasize Kentucky bourbons, barrel heads, bourbon-themed jewelry and apparel and bourbon-based culinary products.
The store, scheduled to open in spring 2017, will have architecture that resembles an authentic Kentucky barrel house. The exterior of the store will include an actual barrel rick—a wooden structure used to hold bourbon barrels during the aging process. The rick will be built using timbers from an historic distillery in Frankfort and will include more than a dozen full-size bourbon barrels from various Kentucky distilleries.