Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. in Louisville and Hartfield & Co. Distillery in Paris have joined the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.
The craft tour now has 10 micro distilleries. According to the Kentucky Distillers Association, nearly 100,000 people visited at least one participating craft tour distillery last year.
Corky Taylor and his son, Carson, revived the Kentucky Peerless brand that their ancestor, Henry Kraver of Henderson County, made famous in the 1880s. The new state-of-the-art distillery opened in June at 120 North 10th Street. Kentucky Peerless is producing bourbon, rye and a new moonshine called Kentucky Lucky. Tours are available Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to Kentuckypeerless.com.
Andrew Buchanan and his wife, Larissa, became the first licensed distiller in Bourbon County since 1919 when they opened The Gentleman Distillery last year. They recently changed the name to Hartfield & Co. to reflect their family's distilling heritage in Green County in the 1800s. The distillery at 718 Main St. specializes in whiskies and rums. Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Go to Hartfieldandcompany.com for more information.