The Rickhouse. A place where bourbon allows father time and mother nature to do its magic. Have you ever wondered who is behind all these rickhouses? Donald Blincoe, President of Buzick Construction
, is carrying on his family's legacy of being the top name in bourbon business for rickhouses. Their patented ricking system is easily identified when entering a rackhouse and Donald talks about their history and process when constructing. Donald also talks a bit about the superiority of a rickhouse versus stacking barrels on pallets.
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- First let's give an overview of the company and then we will dive into the history.
- So do yo know about the history of storing barrels before the idea of rick houses?
- There's all different kinds of ways to store barrels. But you all are pretty much renowned for it. Talk about how that came to be.
- Why wood?
- Talk about the design of the rick itself
- Why is your design better than pallet? More economical? Does it make it easier to move barrels in and out?
- Is a rackhouse made to survive acts of nature?
- What sort of maintenance is involved?
- You also have a patented process, right?
- Give us the basic idea of why a rick house is constructed the way it is
- What man power is involved? I hear you all have a machine that is beginning to automate a bit?
- How long to get one stood up?
- What's the sustained weight?
- Why is there hardly ever electricity ran to these?
- Do people ask for other amenities like running water?
- How has the engineering of the construction changed over the years or are they just getting bigger?