June 30, 2016 8:10 AM EDT

The hooch churned out by Castle & Key, a new distillery on the site of the former Old Taylor distillery in Frankfort, Ky., will be overseen by Marianne Barnes, making her the state’s first female master distiller since Prohibition. The 28-year-old wants to merge old traditions–think bourbon made from a 19th century variety of corn–with new ones, like creating a Kentucky-style gin.

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