D.F. Chase, Inc. was selected to construct a new barrel storage warehouse for the global alcohol branding giant – Diageo. The project consists of a 57,490 square foot warehouse constructed from a pre-engineered metal building frame with insulated metal walls and roof, and adorned with six large copper-topped cupolas for finishing touches on the design to match the many horse barns of this historic area of Kentucky. The building operation mechanical and electrical systems are all Class 1 / Division 1 explosion and spark-sensitive rated systems allowing for ventilation and seasonal atmosphere within the building at all times. The finished structure houses over 50,000 barrels of maturing/aging alcohol and includes as another unique feature a six-foot high concrete containment wall around the entire building footprint with an operating floodgate that is ready to close and contain any spill upon a potential catastrophic event or leak of many barrels at the same time.