Small Batch Rye


Non-Chill Filtered. Strictly Sweet Mash. Barrel Proof. No Water Added.

With an unparalleled 100 year history, we preserve the “quality surpassed by none” Peerless® caliber standards set by our ancestor, Henry Kraver.

This rich & mellow small batch rye is distilled, bottled and aged in Louisville, Kentucky’s Bourbon District.

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110 Proof

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A full-bodied taste that cannot be imitated.

Peerless® Straight Rye Whiskey is well-balanced, bolstered by sweet tones of maple, brown sugar, and light citrus sweetness. Finish with a hint of oak & no burn on the throat. Due to the carefully unique distilling process, Peerless® offers a smooth taste that stands out from other ryes. A palatable sipping rye to be savored with friends and family.

Due to the careful distilling process, Peerless® Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is multidimensional in terms of profile. Peerless® offers a well- balanced sipping experience that highlights a beautiful blend of oak & pepper, fruit & floral, and caramel & vanilla.

Using a sweet mash process, Peerless whiskeys are all made on a small craft scale. The result of which is superior flavors and quality.

Kentucky Peerless’s Rye whiskey came to be under the masterful eye of head distiller Caleb Kilburn. Kilburn helped Peerless distill its first barrel of whiskey on March 4th of 2015. And, for the first time in 98 years, Peerless Whiskey is back in the barrel. 2 years later, the first batch of Peerless Rye Whiskey is bottled. It’s the first brown spirit in 100 years under the Peerless name.

Following its release, Peerless is having a renaissance. Drawing a new generation of devotees who sip and savor this extraordinary whiskey. Kentucky Peerless’ Rye Whiskey has been awarded and recognized for its outstanding taste and quality. On November 20, 2017 Peerless Rye Whiskey was ranked 15th best whiskey in the world and No. 1 rye whiskey. On April 23, 2018, Peerless Rye Whiskey was ranked top rye by Whiskey Advocate again.

As a result, Peerless small batch rye whiskey – aged just 3 years – is shifting the paradigm on ways to craft and distill a top quality whiskey.

Aaron Goldfarb describes Peerless rye whiskey as such: “this youthful rye makes a splashy entrance. A fruity, tropical nose leads into a bold and peppery palate. The high proof means it’s a tad hot, but a splash of water softens that and unlocks baking spices and anise on the finish.”

From Bourbon Paddy Review: “This is already a really good craft rye whiskey even before you factor in that it is only 3 years old. It’s bold, spicy, complex, and packed with so many delicious rye-forward flavors that it doesn’t taste like a typical young craft rye whiskey at all.”