Tuesday, April 20, 2021


The multi-award-winning Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company, has announced its move into the UK market.

The fourth and fifth generation family-owned distillery, will initially be launching its Peerless Kentucky Small Batch Rye (55% ABV) and Peerless Kentucky Single Barrel Rye (55.25% ABV) in the UK later this month.

Kentucky Peerless Distilling to launch its whiskeys in the UK

The Peerless family’s very first bourbon went into a barrel in 1889. They have since revived the craft in their own state-of-the-art distillery in Louisville, Kentucky's Bourbon District, where under one roof the select Kentucky Peerless grains are milled, cooked, fermented, double-distilled and barrelled as bourbon and rye.

Peerless Kentucky Small Batch Rye, is said to offer their hallmarks of depth and balance with notes of toasted oak, citrus zest, rye pepper and sweet botanicals. Peerless Kentucky Single Barrel Rye, is said to intentionally deviate from the consistency of a batched product, showcasing amazingly unique flavour profiles.

Earlier this year, the distillery’s Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon was named “Best Kentucky Bourbon” at the 2021 World Whiskies Awards. Its Small Batch Kentucky Straight Rye, was also awarded Gold for a Rye 12 years and under.

Commenting on the UK launch, Cordell Lawrence, Director of Global Marketing & Strategy at the Peerless Distilling Company, said: "We are forever grateful for our friends in the UK who have genuinely embraced the resurrection of our pre-prohibition brand from the beginning. Their passion and unending interest in Peerless has made today's announcement possible. It is our sincere honour and privilege to now share a dram of Peerless with our friends across the Atlantic.”

Peerless Kentucky Small Batch Rye and Single Barrel Rye, will be available from Native Spirits, Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange, from April 26th, for a RRP of £80.00 each.

Posted by Steve Rush