October 2018

Kentucky Peerless Distilling


It had been 3 years since we last visited our fine friends at Kentucky Peerless Distilling.  At the time they had just begun distilling operations, so it was definitely time to return and taste the fruits of their labor.

We gathered at the distillery and began with appetizers along with neat pours and cocktails from the bar.  Then we split into two groups with one group touring the distillery while the other went through a tasting of their exceptional Small Batch Rye, plus barrel strength rye from three different barrels hand-picked by Head Distiller, Caleb Kilburn.

During the tour our members were treated to a special surprise.  We got to dump and taste our own barrel of bourbon!  Head Distiller, Caleb Kilburn, named the barrel “Smoked Old Fashioned” for its delicious nose and taste.  It’s a 3-year old sweet mash rye, non-chill filtered and bottled at barrel strength (109.2 proof).

Many members signed up for a bottle which was available for pick up the following week.  The bottle features the Bourbon Brotherhood name and logo on the label.


Photos courtesy of Yono Photographer. Professional promotional models provided by  Accent Models Louisville.