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Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. reopens in downtown Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A distillery with roots dating back to 1889 has reopened in downtown Louisville.

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company is located on North 10th Street, between Main Street and the I-64 overpass.

The distillery produces and ages its own Kentucky Peerless bourbon and rye -- a complete grain-to-bottle production. It also makes Lucky Moonshine.

Corky Taylor is reviving the family business after 98 dormant years. He's the great grandson of Kentucky Peerless' former owner, Henry Kraver.

"My great-grandfather Henry Kraver brought a distiller in 1889," said Taylor. "He was making 20 barrels a day. When he shut it down in 1917, he was making 200 barrels a day. He was one of the largest distilleries in the state of Kentucky."

The distillery offers tours and opens to the public tomorrow.

Its bourbon will be ready in four years. Rye whiskey will be ready in two years.

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