ABOUT THIS PROJECT
After years of doing evaluations and repairs on wooden rickhouses, the team at Luckett & Farley began to reconsider how rickhouses were being built and if there was a way to make them stronger from the start with steel. Rabbit Hole Distillery has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of traditions and was eager to benefit from the reduced maintenance costs a steel rickhouse would deliver.
The new Rabbit Hole rickhouse is made from cold-rolled steel, a cost-effective steel that is also easier to build with while still delivering on the material’s longevity. It includes other improvements on the standard rickhouse as well, like a third point of support to keep barrels from getting twisted. A pneumatic lift system was installed that will be less expensive to operate and safer for rickhouse employees as they move the heavy barrels throughout the rickhouse.
Rabbit Hole’s steel rickhouses are the first of their kind.