Michter’s Distillery
September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015


  • DateSeptember 28, 2015
Kentucky Peerless Distillery
Louisville, Kentucky

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.