Feb 22, 2018
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
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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
- 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?