Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Welcomes Peerless, Hartfield & Co. Distilleries
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. in Louisville and Hartfield & Co. Distillery in Paris are the two newest members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®.
A total of 10 micro distilleries now comprise the tourism adventure that was founded in 2012 to complement the KDA’s world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience. Nearly 100,000 people visited a participating craft tour distillery last year.
“Craft distilleries are a thriving part of our signature industry and are increasingly vital to the future of our iconic spirit,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “They are the next generation, and we’re all extremely proud of their growth and success.”
Corky Taylor and his son, Carson, have revived the Kentucky Peerless brand that their ancestor, Henry Kraver of Henderson County, made famous in the 1880s. The new state-of-the-art distillery opened in June and is located at 120 North 10th Street in downtown Louisville.
“Kentucky Peerless is proud to join the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, and we look forward to sharing our grain-to-bottle experience with Bourbon enthusiasts from all over the world,” Corky Taylor said. “It’s an honor to be part of such a wonderful organization.”
Kentucky Peerless is producing Bourbon, rye and a new “Lucky” moonshine. Tours are conducted Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.