Old Taylor Kentucky Straight Bourbon! This antique bourbon brand was created in the 1880s by Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. The whiskey is distilled in – wait for it – a castle. Inspired by European architecture, Colonel Taylor designed a purpose-built castle distillery in the heart of Kentucky. The monumental building attracted visitors right from the start and is considered the birthplace of bourbon tourism. The distillery was abandoned in the 1970s and fell into decay (but not to worry, the historic castle was restored as a new distillery in 2015). The Old Taylor brand was sold to Jim Beam in 1987, who continued bottling the regular releases until they ran out of barrels. In 2009, Beam sold the brand to Sazerac. This Old Taylor Bourbon 86 Proof is some of the last bourbon distilled at the Old Taylor Castle Distillery in Frankfort. It was bottled by National Distillers in Louisville and exported for the German market. This one of those bourbons that you don’t have to think twice about before hitting that ‘buy’ button.