Kentucky Peerless Distillery
Renovation/conversion of the Peerless Distilling Company’s 42,800 square foot warehouse space into a working distillery in downtown Louisville. The early 1900’s building was previously a tobacco warehouse before being occupied by the Walker Bag Company for years. The distillery which officially opened for tours on June 4, 2015, features a retail store, tasting room and guided tours of the 26-foot continuous still and racks that fit close to 2,000 barrels for whiskey, bourbon and moonshine.
Highlights of KGEI’s design include:
- Re-use of the existing HVAC system per the owner’s request.
- The still area is heated and ventilated, while the fermenting and warehousing spaces are ventilated only.
- Designed with only ventilation the rick storage area is a high hazard area.
- Specialized lighting design.
- Electrical grounding and bonding.
- Lightning protection system.
- Electrical design specific for hazardous classified location.
- Close coordination with the process engineers.
- Plumbing design throughout the distillery.
- Power distribution for the distillery.