The Inaugural Release of the First Peerless Bourbon in 102 years
The release date of Peerless Bourbon to the public was June 22, 2019, honoring the Third Generation Roy “Ace” Taylor, Jr. on his birthday. We opened the doors at 10 a.m. and sold out before closing time at 5 p.m. We are humbled by the support they have received and the decision to produce and age our own product was reassured this release weekend. Master Distiller Caleb Kilburn said: “The launch of our bourbon marks the realization of so many dreams from the team at Kentucky Peerless. The hard work, dedication, and patience have finally paid off and we are humbly excited to see our product join the ranks of the many great Kentucky Bourbons!”
After beginning barreling in March of 2015, the Taylor family has been patiently crafting one barrel at a time making fine Rye and Bourbon. Corky Taylor, Fourth Generation, and CEO has been breathing life back into his great-grandfather’s legacy that originally started in 1889. Over ten decades have passed since Peerless Bourbon had been sold and the Peerless four-year-old product was the first Peerless Bourbon available without a prescription since Prohibition.
Standing true to what the first generation once started, the Taylor family has taken no shortcuts in making a quality product surpassed by none. With the exclusive use sweet mash instead of sour, non-chilled filtration, barreling product at 107 proof and bottling it as a barrel strength whiskey, we have carefully crafted an independent path that is here to stay.
Peerless Bourbon can be found at select retailers in Kentucky.