100 Years in the Making: A Bourbon+ Original Film

98 years after prohibition closed the Henderson, Kentucky distillery known as Kentucky Peerless, Corky Taylor, 4th generation, revived the brand and has now released the first Peerless bourbon available without a prescription since Prohibition.


We sat down with Corky to discuss the past, present, and future of Kentucky Peerless. Corky Taylor, the great-grandson of founder Henry Kraver, and Corky’s son, Carson, opened Peerless in 2015 in a refurbished 1880s-era building under Distilled Spirits Plant No. 50—the number held by the original distillery.


This is the story of one family’s passion, patience, and perseverance.


For more information on Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company, visit their website at kentuckypeerless.com.

Michael Eman
Official Contributor
Kevin Gibson is a free-lance writer who writes for numerous publications, including Bourbon+ magazine, Thrillist, and Alcohol Professor.