Kraver acquired E.W. Worsham Distilling of Henderson in 1889, changing the name to Kentucky Peerless in 1907. He grew the operation into what the Taylors say was the second-largest distillery in Kentucky, producing 200 barrels a week at a complex near present-day McKinley Street. Kraver suspended production in 1917 when corn was being conserved for the war effort; he closed and dismantled the distillery following the passage of Prohibition. She is really a dream client, being patient and enthusiastic about innovation. Heaven Hill has cultivated the traditions and history of America’s Native Spirit with its fierce independence, passionate family ownership, dedication to quality, and thoughtful innovation. ABOUT HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY: Founded in Kentucky by the Shapira family in 1935, Heaven Hill Distillery continues its legacy as one of the foremost American Whiskey producers. For Bobby Zeller of Northern Kentucky, an amateur bourbon enthusiast who has a YouTube channel with his wife called “I Whiskey She Wines,” waiting to be one of the first to buy the historic release was practically his patriotic duty. Lee Lingo, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, isn’t a big bourbon drinker but he has a connection with Kentucky Peerless. Farther back in line, Adam Burwinkle, an Air Force major stationed in Virginia, explained that he had read about Kentucky Peerless in Bourbon Review magazine.
And once they had completed their purchase of four-year-old Kentucky Peerless 109-proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, they stood in a serpentine line for the privilege of getting their bottles autographed in gold Sharpie ink by owner and former Hendersonian Corky Taylor and master distiller Caleb Kilburn. Like this article? Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox. Once inside, patrons lined up inside a labyrinth formed by red velvet ropes to get to the sales counter to place their order (two-bottle limit). The glue gun method – Pick up a low-heat glue gun from the craft store and wax sticks from a place like Artisaire. “He likes to drink it,” Stone said, “and I like to collect it.” She began 11 years ago collecting Kentucky Wildcats commemorative Maker’s Mark bottles of bourbon sealed with blue-and-white wax in place of the standard red wax. Hence, the whiskey being sold Saturday was the first Peerless bourbon produced in 102 years. No, it was on a normally quiet downtown side street where a former Henderson whiskey brand has been resurrected and its first new bourbon in 102 years was being released to the public.
After all, enthusiasts were getting their hot little hands on the first bourbon bottled by one of the hottest craft distilleries, one that rang up accolade over accolade for the rye whiskey it first released two years ago. The story goes back to 1954, when T. William “Bill” Samuels Sr. purchased a bourbon distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. That year, Marjorie Samuels, Bill Sr.’s wife, a design enthusiast, convinced her husband to seal the bottle with a red, dripping wax. The actual cost of the red wax seal that dons the cap of each Maker’s Mark bottle is relatively insignificant. You can use gulf wax to seal bottles. Use a hacksaw to cut the closet bolts nearly flush with the nuts (step 9), then snap on the bolt caps. The same goes for door panels, though you’ll want to use a gentler brush. As he put it: “I live in Kentucky! “I grew up down the road from Caleb in Salt Lick,” where Kilburn grew up and learned about hard work on his family’s dairy farm. Anticipation merely grew when Peerless was named Craft Producer of the Year in America earlier this year by Whisky Magazine, then was declared to be its Global Craft Producer of the Year.
It is home to an award-winning collection of American Whiskeys including Elijah Craig Bourbon, Larceny Bourbon, Evan Williams Bourbon, Pikesville Rye Whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye Whisky and Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill Distillery currently holds the title of 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Distillery of the Year, Best in Show Whisky, and previously held the titles of 2018 San Francisco Spirits Word Spirits Competition Best Bourbon, 2017 Whisky Advocate Whisky of the Year, 2016 Whisky Magazine Distillery of the Year, 2016 Whisky Advocate American Whiskey of the Year. Today, Heaven Hill Distillery maintains over 1.8 million barrels aging in 63 warehouses throughout Nelson and Jefferson Counties. Today, most ceremonial sealing waxes once used in governments or with other prominent officials have been replaced with the modern stamp and ink. Hold your wax stamp over the wax, and peak under it. The Botulism toxin dies at below boiling temperatures, so if you just heat your food up to really hot, like over 185 degrees F, and hold it there for five or ten minutes, you won’t get botulism even if the food might make you wretch or get you sick for other reasons.