Louisville, Kentucky — Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company is experiencing a revival after more than 100 years in the business. On June 22, Peerless released the first batch of bourbon in exactly 102 years, and now they’ve announced the release of the second batch.
It was a historic moment for the distillery and the community. The first batch was sold out on the same day, and recently, Kentucky Peerless announced that the second batch would be released on August 3.
Kentucky Peerless also produces Lucky Moonshine in their distillery in Louisville.
Interestingly, it’s a family-run business that has been revived by Corky Taylor, a great-grandson of Henry Kraver, the founder of Peerless. Kraver established the distillery way back in the late 1800s in Henderson. Taylor, his great-grandson, claimed that Kraver’s distillery was one of the largest in Kentucky back then. Additionally, he stated that the distillery produced 20 barrels per day in 1889 and increased production to 200 per day in 1917.
The unique barrel-aged and corn-based whiskey is, of course, the signature drink of the Bluegrass state. Also, the state produces around 95% of the planet’s bourbon
On August 3, locals and tourists will be able to visit the distillery from 9 a.m. Moreover, they will also be able to join complimentary tastings every 30 minutes. Additionally, tours of the distillery will start at 1:30 p.m. and later at 2:00 p.m. For those interested, it’s important to note that admissions will be limited to 30 people.