Castle & Key Distillery

Castle & Key Distillery was one of Kentucky’s most highly-anticipated new distilleries. Located near Frankfort, Ky., Castle & Key Distillery operates out of a castle that holds more than a century of distilling history. Where Old Taylor Distillery once sat, Castle & Key Distillery looks to product well-crafted spirits, including gin and bourbon. With lush 113-acre grounds of rolling hills and gardens, Castle & Key Distillery is now open for tours.

The Castle & Key Distillery Tours

Learn about how the Castle & Key Distillery team resurrected Col. E.H. Taylor’s abandoned Old Taylor Distillery site. Currently producing bourbon, rye, vodka and gin, the stunning grounds include a limestone castle, elaborate gazebos, a massive bourbon warehouse, and sunken gardens.

The Castle & Key Bourbon Tastings

Castle & Key’s bourbon and whiskey is currently aging, so those are not yet available for tasting. However, the distillery’s craft gin and vodka are part of the tasting.

Castle & Key Distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®

Things to know about Castle & Key Distillery

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Castle & Key made?

Castle & Key products are made at their Frankfort, Ky., distillery located in the former Old Taylor Distillery at 4445 McCracken Pike.

Who owns Castle & Key?

Independent founding partners Will Arvin and Wes Murray own Castle & Key Distillery.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Castle & Key produce?

Castle & Key produces gin and vodka. Their bourbon and rye whiskey are currently aging.

Is Castle & Key on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

No, Castle & Key is not currently a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

Which distilleries are near Castle & Key?

Distilleries near Castle & Key include Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace.

Where can I find out more about Castle & Key?

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Start Planning Your Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tour

Let’s start planning your ultimate Kentucky bourbon distillery tour today! We offer a variety of public tours as well as custom-made experiences that are tailored to your every bourbon desire.