So one of the oldest distilleries in America is also our very favorite distillery, not for the bourbon it makes, as it is still aging, but because of how enchanting the grounds are.
The Boiler Room (Gift Shop)
Once powering the distillery, now resurrected to welcome the guests to the castle. The Boiler Room acted as the historic power plant of the distillery.
The water source of the spirits, in 1887 and today. This natural spring was built in the shape of a keyhole by Colonel E. H. Taylor, because he believed the mineral-rich, iron-free water was the key to good bourbon and to his success. They use this spring water in all of their spirits today. The Springhouse also happens to be a great place to stand in the shade and enjoy a cocktail.
Inside the Distillery
They have a reception hall on the property, and use it to entertain as well as to host parties as well as functions and even weddings.
Many of the old buildings are not much more that ruins, but they are still enchanting to look at.