Town Branch® Rye is a spicy, robust whiskey style that has regained popularity in recent years, even in Kentucky, where bourbon reigns supreme. Traditionally known as the key ingredient in a Whiskey Sour or an Old Fashioned cocktail, rye whiskeys are often chosen by whiskey connoisseurs and mixologists for their depth of flavor and spiciness. With Town Branch Rye, enthusiasts will appreciate the spicy floral aroma, the light notes of vanilla and oak, and the peppery warm, dry finish. Distilled by former President George Washington and popular across saloons until Prohibition, the history of rye whiskey is as rich as its flavor and aroma. Made from a mash of fermented rye grain, barley and corn, rye whiskey has a more assertive flavor than bourbon its sweeter counterpart. The high percentage of corn in bourbon lends the sweeter, rounder taste to it.
|Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. consists of our brewery as well as our Town Branch Distillery, which was added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® in October 2012 and became the first distillery built in Lexington in more than 100 years.
We began brewing our award-winning Kentucky Ale® in 2000 in downtown Lexington, Ky, and began distilling several years later. Our continually-growing Kentucky Ale family of brews includes Kentucky Ale®, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®, Kentucky Kolsch, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, and Kentucky IPA. Our line of spirits includes Town Branch® Bourbon, Pearse Lyons Reserve®, and Bluegrass Sundown®. Our facility is the oldest craft brewery in the city and is one of the few joint brewing and distilling operations in the world.