Like most distilleries across the country, Prohibition was the death nail for Distilled Spirits Plant No. 50 (DSP-KY-50). Originally founded in the early 1880s in Henderson, Kentucky, what was to become the Kentucky Peerless Distillery Co. was making 200 barrels a day in its heyday in the early 1900s. Unfortunately, the distillery didn’t survive this countries 13 year dry spell and the distillery was dismantled never to reopen at that location again. But, that all changed in 2015 when Henry Kraver’s fourth generation great-grandson, Corky Taylor and his son, Carson Taylor reopened the distillery as Kentucky Peerless Distilling in downtown Louisville, Kentucky along Whiskey Row.
When the Taylor’s started their journey of building a distillery they knew they needed to hire a distiller. They turned too many industry professional’s looking to find the right talent that would fit in to help restart the family business.