GSN Review: Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Double Oak

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company recently announced the release of their newest whiskey, Peerless Double Oak Bourbon. This expression was born out of necessity, not marketing tactics. Kentucky Peerless started crafting Double Oak whiskies with the original intention of rescuing whiskey from a leaky barrel, losing too much quantity to Angel’s share. When a barrel has a leak that cannot be repaired, the whiskey is transferred into a new charred oak barrel to continue its journey.

The Single Barrel Double Oak whiskies offered in the past at Kentucky Peerless have received overwhelmingly positive feedback, which has led to this release. Master Distiller Caleb Kilburn said: “With the amazing response to our very limited Double Oak program to date, we have decided to improve the quality and accessibility of the product. Where in the past we would leave things up to chance, we are now intentionally curating barrels to become Double Oak.”

GSN’s Remarks: At 107.1 proof, this is a powerhouse of a whiskey. So dark, that it almost appears the color of cherry juice. The nose is rich, enticing and full of woody excellence. But, of course it’s the flavor that matters here. And does it deliver. The oak runs through with an intensity that is near unparalleled. At times, I’m reminded of a strong tannic tea. And yet, the char is soft and warming, eschewing any possible harshness. A truly masterful blending. We recommend this on a single large rock, or in an old school bourbon cocktail to fully appreciate this bourbon. GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Kentucky Peerless