The Kentucky Table

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. and Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. release two limited release, barrel-finished collaborations. Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. releases a Rye Whiskey aged in American Alembic absinthe barrels, while Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. releases copper pot-distilled American Brandy aged in Kentucky Peerless Rye Whiskey barrels. In celebration of the limited releases, a 3 course meal, complete with collaboration cocktails, will be held on March 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm.

Owner and Fourth Generation Corky Taylor explains, “Joe has always been a good friend of mine and it has been an honor to work with him. We are really excited to share the friendship between Kentucky Peerless and Copper and Kings with others through this collaboration.”

Peerless Master Distiller Caleb Kilburn said, “Early on, we took the stance that Peerless would never say never in regards to doing barrel finishes, but we also recognized that it would require time and the perfect partner to peak our interests. We knew that as a young company we had to grow and walk before we could run. We took our time, established our bourbon and rye as respected top-shelf products, and finally reached a point where we could discuss different product innovations. This is when the opportunity to work with Copper and Kings presented itself and we couldn’t have found a better fit. Having been given access to any barrel within their elite portfolio, I devised one of the most unique and flavorful barrel finishes that has ever been made: a Peerless Rye Whiskey finished in a Copper and Kings Barrel-Aged Absinthe [barrel.] I wanted something that would provide the perfect contrasting notes to allow both the rye and the absinthe to be appreciated. Bold, exciting, intriguing, and bursting at the seams with flavor, this crossover is the perfect example of what a few artisans with big ambitions can accomplish when they come together.”

Celebrate the launch of 2 very special limited release spirits and the extraordinary distilling heritage of the state of Kentucky.

Join Chef Dallas McGarity, Copper & Kings Founder Joe Heron and Kentucky Peerless Founder Corky Taylor for an exceptional Kentucky heritage produce dinner and spirits tastings.

March 18, 2020 6:30 pm

Limited Seating - Booking Essential




Welcome Canapé & Cocktail
Kentucky Caviar & Sazerac

1st course

“Kilt” Salad & Cornbread
Limestone butter lettuce salad / green onions / warm bacon & mustard vinaigrette

2nd course - Duo of Pork & Duck

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
Bourbon & Sorghum sauce / roasted sweet potato puree

Roasted Duck Breast
Brandied apple & maple chutney / roasted beets & asparagus

3rd course

Chess Pie
fresh berries / whipped cream / lemon curd


About the Spirits


Copper & Kings American Brandy finished in Peerless Rye Whiskey Barrels

This is all Kentucky heart superb, exclusively copper pot-distilled limited production American Brandy.


Kentucky Peerless Distilling Single Barrel Rye Whiskey finished in Copper & Kings Absinthe barrels

Historic family tradition combined with modern craftsmanship create this limited production rye whiskey.