Jarrod Rampy rolls a barrel for bourbon into the Kentucky Peerless Distilling company in Louisville, Kentucky on April 11, 2019. - To be called Bourbon in the United States the whiskey mash contents require a minimum of 51 percent corn and stored in a new barrel lined with charred oak. After Canada, China, Mexico and the European Union slapped import duties from 10 to 25 percent on US whiskey and bourbon in 2018, exports dropped over 12 percent in the second quarter. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)


Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co


This small distiller located downtown along Whiskey Row has an intriguing story. First opened in the 1880s, it closed during WWI to conserve corn. It remained shuttered for almost a century, until family members of the original distiller revived his whiskey recipes, and voilà. Tours depart every hour on the half hour; the last one is 90 minutes before closing time. They peak at the handsome vintage bar in the tasting room where you’ll knock back four delicious samples.

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