American Whiskey Magazine Announces ‘Best Kentucky Bourbon’

American Whiskey magazine Names Kentucky Peerless Small Batch Bourbon "Best Kentucky Bourbon"
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company’s Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon named the “Best Kentucky Bourbon” at the World Whiskies Awards on February 11, 2020. Peerless Small Batch Kentucky Straight Rye also received the award for Category Gold for Rye 12 Years and Under.

Peerless Master Distiller Caleb Kilburn was a finalist for best distiller. Finally, Peerless was among the 12 final nominees for the best distillery tour, managed by Peyton Beall. Whisky Magazine, under the same publication as American Whiskey magazine, named Kentucky Peerless “Craft Producer of the Year” for the Americas. Other than that, the “Global Craft Producer of the Year” in 2019.

Owner and Fourth Generation Corky Taylor responds:

“We are honored to be the 2020 Best Kentucky Bourbon by American Whiskey Magazine. Considering all the great bourbons made in Kentucky, we are glad to receive this award. Moreover, this award is for our team and wouldn’t be possible without them.”

Peerless Master Distiller Caleb Kilburn said:

“Being recognized in front of your heroes is an unbelievably humbling experience and truly a dream come true. There are so many amazing bourbons and distilleries in Kentucky. So for us to be commended among the greats is such an honor. Our team, our families and our supporters have all worked so hard to make this possible. We are blessed to have them.”

The World Whiskies Awards are industry-nominated. According to their website, judged by a panel of “leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts”. Find out more at or visit the distillery at 120 N. 10th Street in downtown Louisville. The distillery is open for tours and tastings Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.