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Rise from the Ruins

Guests joined co-hosts Will Arvin, Castle & Key owner, and Jon Carloftis, designer of Castle & Key’s award-winning gardens, for cocktails in the Sunken Garden. Following cocktail hour, guests made their way through the property to an immersive dinner experience in the ruins of Warehouse A, allowing them to experience Castle & Key as it once was—abandoned and overgrown for nearly half a century. The evening featured a menu curated by Lexington’s lauded proprietor and chef of The Apiary, Cooper Vaughan, showcasing flavors from the grounds of Castle & Key, including herbs from the Gin Garden and bourbon cocktail pairings.

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Will and Shannon Arvin. 

 

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The Gardener’s Delight cocktail featuring Castle & Key Sacred Spring Vodka, tomato-cucumber garden water, and lime juice.

 

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Jon Carloftis, Rebecca Darwin, G&G CEO and president, and Stephen J.P. Davis.

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Aleah and Will Rouse.

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Fried oysters on the half shell with grilled scallion tartar sauce.

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Christine Williams, G&G director, integrated marketing; Mary Quinn Ramer, VisitLex president; and Jana Robinson, Robinson Media owner. 

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Nate Frederick and Zac Frederick.

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Escort cards adorned with vintage skeleton keys.

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Tablescapes elegantly designed by The Apiary. 

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Cooper Vaughan.

 

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Spring burrata salad with ramp and walnut pesto.

 

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Dinner in the shadow of Warehouse B. 

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The ruins of Castle & Key Distillery.

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