Luckett & Farley is worked with the Brown-Forman team to develop a campus of palletized whiskey aging barrel warehouses for Brown-Forman’s premium bourbon whiskey brand Woodford Reserve near the distillery in pristine surroundings of rolling meadows and horse farms in Central Kentucky. The project involved the design of 4 warehouses and a Barrel Transfer building. Each warehouse is 91,000 SF with clear height to store seven high pallets.

The construction of each warehouse consisted of insulated precast concrete panels with stone face appearance to immolate the existing distillery and the barrel warehouse structures, with steel structural framing, metallic roof and large open space smooth concrete floors. The design includes a sophisticated heating and ventilating system to provide controlled multiple temperature variations to aid the aging of the bourbon whiskey.

The electrical systems are designed for Class 1 Div. 2 classification. The campus includes a fiber optic network and a modern security camera system. A one million gallons water tank and fire pump system are provided for fire suppression and an underground disposal network is designed to drain the fire suppression water and whiskey without getting out in the open environment and getting into the natural waterways.

The site work design involved site layout and grading for over a 60 acres site, bringing all utilities to the site and to each building, industrial and sanitary waste disposal, pavements and an underground insulated alcohol line from the warehouse site to the distillery site with a pipe trestle across the creek.

Project Details


Brown-Forman Corporation

Construction Value

$20.2 million

Services Provided