We are the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. - Makers of Fine Bourbon and Rye Whiskey
Our roots run deep into the 1880’s through the heart of Henderson, Kentucky. Our ancestor, Henry Kraver, made the famous Peerless Whiskey a regional powerhouse. After ceasing operations during Prohibition, the Peerless label has laid dormant — until now. We've revived is legacy, a task that we do not take on lightly. The Peerless team is proudly to craft our own path in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. At Peerless, we are dedicated to taking the time to craft seriously superior spirits. We look forward to meeting you and sharing the Kentucky Bourbon and Rye Whiskey we've crafted with you in mind.
Corky Taylor / 4th Generation
Corky Taylor was past President and CEO of BENCOR Inc., a financial services company he founded. After selling his business located in Sarasota, Florida in 2009, Corky tried retirement but obviously it did not work.
He is currently resurrecting Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company after 98 years. His Great Grandfather, Henry Kraver, was owner of the distillery in Henderson Kentucky from 1896 to 1917. Corky is currently bringing back the family history and has re-opened a grain to bottle distillery in downtown Louisville.
Carson Taylor / 5th Generation
Fifth generation to Peerless founder, Henry Kraver, Carson Taylor was a successful business owner when he chose to follow his passion of reviving a family legacy with father and Peerless owner, Corky Taylor. He jumped into the new venture with no hesitation and it is not difficult to see why. The passion Carson has for the Peerless family history and the newly revitalized operation is obvious in all that he does.
From the structural foundation of the distillery as it exists today, to the quality spirits crafted within the walls, to the detailed Peerless bottle design and everything in between, Carson pours his heart into every Peerless element. Carson focuses on crafting honest spirits that live up the profound legacy his ancestor left behind. His attention to detail and drive to offer an authentic experience from start to finish have set Peerless at an unparalleled caliber.