Kentucky Peerless Distilling Does Unique Spin On Single Barrel Program - The Whiskey Wash

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Does Unique Spin On Single Barrel Program

Selecting single barrels from distilleries is something of a time honored tradition now for the likes of liquor stores, bars/restaurants and private groups. Sometimes though it can be cost prohibitive to do such an undertaking given that one is responsible for buying the entire barrel and its contents for bottling. What if you just want to buy a case or so of a single barrel? That’s a question Kentucky Peerless Distilling is looking to address with its uniquely new Peerless Dimensions single barrel program.

The Peerless Dimensions, according to those behind it, are 15 single barrels that were hand-selected by Peerless head distiller Caleb Kilburn. Kilburn grades each barrel individually throughout its aging process and selects which parts of the flavor wheel they reportedly exemplify when he deems them ready. One at a time, each barrel is bottled and custom labels are placed on by hand. Each single barrel yields approximately 216 bottles of a one-of-a-kind flavor profile, which you can see outlined more of over at the distillery’s website.

Kentucky Peerless Dimensions

Kentucky Peerless Dimensions (image via Kentucky Peerless Distilling)

These 15 barrels will be available for purchase by case for liquor stores and bars. The Dimensions also give retailers the opportunity to offer a variety of single-barrel selections by the case instead of by the barrel. These single barrels are on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be released annually for purchase by retailers. No immediate price was mentioned.

For those unfamiliar with Kentucky Peerless Distilling, by the way, this craft distillery has gotten itself quickly on the rye whiskey map after releasing its first two year old rye in May 2017. They also have a long history with bourbon (originally established in 1889 with relation to that whiskey type), and are producing both rye and bourbon in house, with their grains being milled, cooked, fermented, double-distilled and barreled for later consumption.

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Nino Marchetti

Nino Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.