Bourbon line enters the Castle

Castle Brands Inc., an international marketer of such premium spirits as Boru Vodka, has bought McLain & Kyne Ltd., a Louisville, KY, developer of premium small batch bourbon.

McLain & Kyne's line includes Jefferson's Reserve, Jefferson's and Sam Houston. The company now will be a fully-owned subsidiary of Castle, which is headquartered in New York.

Both the McLains and the Kynes, two sides of the Zoeller family, have roots in the bourbon industry dating to the late 18th and early 19th century.

Castle Brands other labels include Gosling's Rum, Sea Wynde Rum, Knappogue Castle Irish Single Malt Whiskey, Clontarf Irish Whiskey, Celtic Crossing Liqueur, Pallini Limoncello, Raspicello and Peachcello, and Brady's Irish Cream.

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