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Kentucky’s Only Distillery Built in a Castle Announces 1st Bourbon

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Castle and Key distillery will release its first bourbon release this month and its second in May. (Photo: Castle & Key)

Castle and Key Distillery’s first bourbon release, Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey Batch 1, will be released March 26 at Castle & Key Distillery for a suggested retail price of $50. Soon following it will be Batch 2, available in early May. Both batches will be sold throughout 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 and Key’s first bourbon,” Will Arvin, Co-Founder and Owner of Castle and Key Distillery, said in a news release. “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.”

Both are four-year bourbons and 80-barrel batches, distilled from a mash bill comprising 73% white corn, 10% rye and 17% malted barley. Batch 1 is bottled at 98 proof, while Batch 2 is just a hair stronger at 99 proof.

Castle and Key Small Batch Batch 1 Tasting Notes

Nose: Honey, Golden Raisin, Brown Butter, Orange Blossom, Baked Nutmeg, and Stone Fruit

Taste: Toffee, Bread Dough, Dates, Baking Spice, and Toasted Almonds

Finish: Cinnamon and Allspice

Castle and Key Small Batch Batch 2 Tasting Notes

Nose: Rye Bread, Dry Cinnamon, Pine Resin, Red Apple Peel, and Barn Wood

Taste: Burnt Sugar, Dried Fig, Cracked Pepper, and Cherry Wood

Finish: Charred Oak and Molasses

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