A Distillery Was Built And Left To Decay In The Middle Of Kentucky’s Capitol City
Once upon a time, in 1887, E.H. Taylor built a new kind of distillery in Kentucky; it was a massive place, complete with its castle! Old Taylor Distillery was the birthplace of bourbon tourism in the Bluegrass — and my, was it something. But time can be a fickle thing, and this once-bustling distillery in Kentucky’s capitol city was ultimately abandoned, left for ruin. But the story of this abandoned distillery in Kentucky doesn’t end there. It’s found new life with bourbon upstart Castle & Key.
In a state that’s world-known for bourbon, it’s no surprise that there would be an abandoned distillery in Kentucky! Had you visited Old Taylor Distillery before it became part of Castle & Key? It’s exciting that this piece of Bluegrass bourbon history is getting new life!
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