Peerless High Rye Bourbon is the first Peerless release to be crafted with a wholly unique mash bill since their Peerless Bourbon and Peerless Rye. Up until this release, the Peerless mash bill has remained consistent through their Bourbon and Barrel Finished Bourbon offerings. The new mash bill introduces a higher rye content than previous Bourbon offerings.

This Peerless High Rye Bourbon release offers a savory nose highlighting warm seasoned oak, leather, and citrus. Cedar, dark fruit and sweet grasses further develop the complex aroma. The first sip boasts candied oak topped with toasted sugar and charred orange. A bright tea freshness emerges from the sweetness and a thick mouthfeel. Another sip adds warm leather and rich tobacco to the profile—the competing sweet and earthy notes tussle in an exciting finish.

After the success of their various award-winning Bourbon and Rye expressions, Peerless continued to innovate with an altered mash bill, ultimately making the High Rye Bourbon expression a regular offering. Find out more at or visit the distillery at 120 N. 10th Street in downtown Louisville. The distillery is open for tours and tastings by reservation Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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