LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company announced the inaugural release of their first bourbon in 102 years. The release date to the public was June 22, 2019, honoring third-generation Roy “Ace” Taylor Jr. on his birthday. Peerless opened the doors at 10 a.m. and sold out before closing time at 5 p.m.
“The launch of our bourbon marks the realization of so many dreams from the team at Kentucky Peerless,” said Master Distiller Caleb Kilburn. “The hard work, dedication and patience have finally paid off and we are humbly excited to see our product join the ranks of the many great Kentucky bourbons.”
After beginning barreling in March of 2015, the Taylor family has been patiently crafting one barrel at a time making fine rye and bourbon. Corky Taylor, fourth generation and CEO, has been breathing life back into his great-grandfather’s legacy that originally started in 1889. Over 10 decades have passed since Peerless Bourbon had been sold and the Peerless four-year-old product was the first Peerless Bourbon available without a prescription since Prohibition.
Standing true to what the first generation once started, the Taylor family has taken no shortcuts in making a quality product surpassed by none. With the exclusive use of sweet mash instead of sour, non-chilled filtration, barreling product at 107 proof and bottling it as a barrel-strength whiskey, Peerless has carefully crafted an independent path that is here to stay.
Peerless Bourbon can be found at select retailers in Kentucky. The distillery is open to the public on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursdays and Fridays until 7 p.m.). Peerless Rye Whiskey is currently available at the distillery for tastings and purchase.