Restoration Rye, a name that speaks to the restoration of property, releases the next two batches in this year’s series. Castle & Key’s strategy focuses on creating spirits with consistency of high quality, rather than consistency of flavor. No whiskey release from Castle & Key will ever taste the same.
104 Proof (ABV 52%)
The Old Taylor Distillery has a revered place in Kentucky distilling history. In 1887, when Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr. built the distillery, he intended it to both produce high-quality spirits and stand out from the crowd with its distinctive architectural charm to become the birthplace of bourbon tourism. Inspired by European architecture, the site features a Castle, a classical Springhouse, and Sunken Garden. In 1920, however, Prohibition forced the closing of the distillery and over the course of the next century, the property changed owners and occupants several times, until it fell into ruin.
In 2014, Will Arvin (the modern founder of Castle & Key) began restoring this historic bourbon icon with a focus on changing the narrative around Kentucky spirits. He created a team of likeminded people from inside and outside the industry to resurrect the castle by creating Castle & Key Distillery, which opened its doors in 2018. Taking up Colonel Taylor’s dedication to his home state, Castle & Key strives to use local ingredients when possible. Castle & Key makes everything that they sell from carefully selected grains and always chooses to do things in a thoughtful way – even when it’s not the easy way.
LEAD BLENDER: Brett Connors
- AROMA: Mint, Apple Pie, Nutmeg, Orange Peel
- TASTE: Brown Sugar, Baking Spice, Clove, Fig
- FINISH: Sweet with Heavy Spice
2 oz Restoration Rye Whiskey
0.5 oz Grenadine
0.5 oz Lime Juice
Guinness to top
Combine all ingredients except Guinness in shaker with ice, shake and strain into glass. Top with Guinness.
Restoration Rye Black Manhattan
2.25 oz Restoration Rye Whiskey
0.75 oz Averna
1-2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Add all ingredients to a shaking tin with ice. Stir and strain into a glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel and a Luxardo cherry.
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