Mike will lead the company’s strategic direction in his new role, fostering innovation and expanding its market presence. His extensive experience and industry knowledge are expected to drive Peerless to new heights in the highly competitive bourbon whiskey market.
Mike Young joins Peerless with a wealth of experience from his previous roles in the spirits supplier and distribution industries. His 30+ years include roles at Brown-Forman, Jim Beam, and, most recently, Senior Vice President of Spirits with Republic National Distributing Co. With a proven track record of building successful partnerships and delivering outstanding results, Mike aligns seamlessly with the values and goals of Kentucky Peerless.
Carson Taylor, President and Co-Founder of Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., expressed his excitement about Mike Young’s appointment, saying, ‘We are thrilled to have Mike join our team. His deep understanding of the spirits landscape and his commitment to excellence make him a perfect fit for our company. We look forward to working together to continue producing exceptional bourbon and rye while growing our brand.’
Mike Young added, ‘I am honored and excited to join the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. family. The brand’s rich history and commitment to producing high-quality bourbon are truly inspiring. I am eager to contribute to the company’s continued success and help it reach new horizons in the spirits industry. I am also fulfilling a lifelong dream of returning to my hometown of Louisville and helping the Taylors build Kentucky Peerless.’