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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Kentucky Peerless Names New Master Distiller

Kentucky Peerless has named Caleb Kilburn as their Master Distiller. Caleb started working at Peerless while the building was still under renovation. During this time, he shadowed distillers while working on his degree in chemistry.

Kilburn was raised in Salt Lick, Kentucky on his family’s dairy farm. Having graduated valedictorian of his high school, he attended Morehead State University, where he studied biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and math. Caleb started at Kentucky Peerless the same year he graduated (2014) where he held the title of 'Head Distiller'.

Peerless notes that:
"Kilburn's introduction of new methods and non-traditional approach have created a discussion in the distilling industry. He introduced using a sweet mash process instead of industry-standard sour mash, distilling at no higher than 132 proof, a low barrel entry proof at 107, non-chill filtration and barrel strength as a combination to create the finest rye and bourbon whiskey possible."
Although we haven't reviewed any Kentucky Peerless, we're excited to see what the future brings and the team at Columbus Bourbon wishes Caleb all the best as Master Distiller.

Source: Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.. Photos courtesy of Kentucky Peerless

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