Ever since Peerless rye whiskey was ranked one of the top 20 whiskies in the world (No. 15, to be precise) in November 2017 by Whisky Advocate magazine, the spirits world has been eagerly awaiting the release of Peerless bourbon, which the Taylors and their master distiller were committed to aging for four years – two years longer than their initial rye. No, it was on a normally quiet downtown side street where a former Henderson whiskey brand has been resurrected and its first new bourbon in 102 years was being released to the public. Kraver acquired E.W. Worsham Distilling of Henderson in 1889, changing the name to Kentucky Peerless in 1907. He grew the operation into what the Taylors say was the second-largest distillery in Kentucky, producing 200 barrels a week at a complex near present-day McKinley Street. Kraver suspended production in 1917 when corn was being conserved for the war effort; he closed and dismantled the distillery following the passage of Prohibition.
Kentucky Peerless celebrated the event as a relaunch of the brand that once belonged to Corky’s great-grandfather, Henry Kraver. 🥃 THE MILLION DOLLAR BOTTLE 🥃 Makers Mark releases 100 limited edition silver finish bottles priced at $10,000 in partnership with the University of Kentucky via lottery.Proceeds will go to the K fund, which supports student athlete scholarships and experience programs. Since this is a partnership with UK Athletics, anyone seeking to get their hands on a Makers Mark Million Dollar Bottle will need to donate $10,000 to the K Fund. The static electricity caused by the latex glove will help bring the pet hair up to the surface of the carpet for easy removal by hand or vacuum. The leak is usually caused when the seal under the toilet fails. Made of wax with a soft cotton wool covering, these comfortable earplugs effectively seal off your ear opening from loud noises. The hot jam gets poured into jars using a funnel with a large opening leaving clearance on the top of each. Before you rush out to buy any old stick, it pays to have a think about what you’re using it for. They walked out with four bottles between them.
It quickly amassed an army of fans – with more than one million followers on social media communities as well as 600 stockists across four continents – and the brand went on to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise earlier this year. In this most recent season our heroes find a community that is fairly well stocked, and they show you some applesauce that has been home canned from a local apple orchard. The 2021 pins can be purchased exclusively at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience through March 1, prior to being available at other local retailers. “Our partnership with Evan Williams celebrates two of Kentucky’s favorite things – the Derby Festival and bourbon,” said Matt Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to partner yet again with the Kentucky Derby Festival to share the unique Kentucky spirit of hospitality, entertainment and resiliency,” said Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller, Jodie Filiatreau. It is home to an award-winning collection of American Whiskeys including Elijah Craig Bourbon, Larceny Bourbon, Evan Williams Bourbon, Pikesville Rye Whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye Whisky and Parker’s Heritage Collection.
Anticipation merely grew when Peerless was named Craft Producer of the Year in America earlier this year by Whisky Magazine, then was declared to be its Global Craft Producer of the Year. “I grew up down the road from Caleb in Salt Lick,” where Kilburn grew up and learned about hard work on his family’s dairy farm. And once they had completed their purchase of four-year-old Kentucky Peerless 109-proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, they stood in a serpentine line for the privilege of getting their bottles autographed in gold Sharpie ink by owner and former Hendersonian Corky Taylor and master distiller Caleb Kilburn. This product will be available for purchase at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience for $74.99 beginning Thursday, March 11 and at select Kentucky retailers while supplies last. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller, Jodie Filiatreau, and Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO, Matt Gibson, unveiled the official 2021 pin and limited-edition bottle at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience by personally hand-dipping two of the limited-edition bottles. The Bourbon is matured in natural open-rick warehouses under the careful supervision of Heaven Hill’s Master Distiller, who monitors the progress of each year’s vintage to ensure it maintains its intended flavor profile and superb quality.