Castle & Key announces first Bourbon release

Castle & Key Bourbon

Castle & Key Distillery releases first small batch Bourbon whiskey, in two batches, since restoring the iconic Old Taylor Distillery in 2014

In a release that is more than four years in the making, Kentucky’s Castle & Key Distillery has announced the launch of its Small Batch Bourbon #1.

The expression marks the first-ever Bourbon to be released by the team since restoring the Old Taylor Distillery in 2014.

Castle & Key Distillery

Batch #1 will be available starting on March 26th at Castle & Key Distillery for $50.00 and will be followed by the release of Batch #2, which will be available in early May. Both batches will be sold throughout the states of Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.  

“We’re thrilled to announce the release of Castle & Key’s first Bourbon,” says Will Arvin, co-founder and owner of Castle & Key Distillery. “We believe this debut stays true to our commitment of reimagining Kentucky spirits by identifying the best barrels for production each year based on quality, not consistency of flavor.”

“From grain to glass, our team is thorough and thoughtful while producing our spirits, and the bourbon is no different,” says Castle & Key’s research and development manager, Jon Brown. “With a smooth and memorable profile, and in the making for over four years, our Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey batches are each blended to flavor with a sweet mash process of carefully selected grains.” 

Castle & Key Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Each batch enters the barrels at 107 proof, then is column distilled to 125 proof and followed by continuous pot still distillation to 135 proof.

Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey 2022 Batch #1 

Size: 80 Barrels 
Age: 4 years
Proof: 98 (49% ABV) 

Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey 2022 Batch #2

Size: 80 Barrels 
Age: 4 years
Proof: 99 (49.5% ABV)

For information about Castle & Key’s spirit offerings, tours, and tastings, please visit or follow @CastleandKey on Instagram.    


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