Peerless Distilling Releases Their First Bourbon Since Prohibition

Jun 18, 2019

Category: Vices

The history of whiskey within the United States is surely interesting — and when the distilleries in question happen to be over a century old, there’s always a grandiose story to be told. Kentucky’s Peerless Distilling Company is one such namesake — and in less than a month, they’ll be releasing their first Bourbon in over a century.

After being founded under the E.W. Worsham Distilling name in the summer of 1881, Elijah W. Worsham and Capt. J.B. Johnston’s aptly-dubbed company began the production of the original Peerless whiskey. In 1889, following the untimely death of the company’s owner, the distillery was sold to a local handyman by the name of Henry Kraver, who would immediately invest in its expansion. Worsham Distilling would become federally bonded after the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. But by 1917, the company would cease all operations to aid in the conservation of corn for the war effort. Ironically enough, the 18th Amendment would also be passed during this time. After ten decades, Kraver’s Peerless whiskey has been put back into production, boasting a non-chill filtered spirit that utilizes sweet mash, instead of sour — resulting in a 107 proof, cask-strength bourbon. The four-year whiskey will be available for purchase at Kentucky Peerless on June 22 for an approximate price of $69.

Purchase: $69+

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