Our Testament to Patience
Since the inception of Castle & Key, we have looked forward to sharing our bourbon with the world. Now our Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is a shining example of how patience and dedication to crafting quality spirits from scratch pays off. The first proprietary bourbon distilled and released by Castle & Key at the historic Old Taylor Distillery in nearly five decades is a nod to where we came from and taste of what’s to come.
96 Proof (ABV 48.5%)
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: Sandalwood, nutty, toasted honey wheat, cinnamon, lilac, meyer lemon, and dried plum
Taste: Turbinado sugar, stroop waffles, baking cinnamon, stone fruit, and golden raisin
Finish: Medium sweetness, clove, and date
*SHIPPING NOTICE- If possible, please use a business address for shipping. All shipments require an adult signature which is much more reliable at a place of business.
All orders usually ship within 24-48 hours unless noted otherwise