A taste of Peerless

Photo By: Michael R. Veach

Written by: Michael R. Veach
Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame Historian and Author.

I have been waiting for two years for this release of Kentucky Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey. At Kentucky Peerless Distillery they have been doing a lot of things right with their whiskey. They have excellent control of their fermentation and excel at keeping the fermenters clean between batches and this allows them to make nothing but sweet mash whiskey – both Rye and Bourbon. They have a low barrel entry proof of 107 and use barrels from smaller cooperages made to their specifications. These factors and more allow them to release a straight rye whiskey at the age of two years old that is in my opinion better than many three or four times that age.

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