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In 2023, was among the first to tell you about the new Eastern Light Distilling in Morehead, Kentucky in this story. 

This 230-acre campus will be home to an approximately 50,000 square-foot distillery building, rickhouses, a full bottling facility, a unique bourbon tourism experience, a special event space, and other operations employing more than 50 full-time staff.

Eastern Light tells us they have an innovative concept that will support new and established craft distillers like never before. 

They say will offer a unique and customizable partner-centric approach to distilling that honors the fine traditions of bourbon making with cutting-edge techniques and brand strategies to enhance brand narrative and identity, providing essential services including: Product Development; Brand Development; Brand Support and Professional Advisory Services

“This is about far more than a single spirit brand. We’re making the state’s signature bourbon industry more accessible to more makers and more Kentuckians,” they explain.

Today, Eastern Light Distilling provided an exciting update below their distillery for Bourbon and whiskey enthusiasts on social media. We’ll bring you more updates soon on

“A new day is dawning for Kentucky bourbon. And we are proud to share the next exciting chapter in the story of Eastern Light Distilling.In December, co-founders Caleb Kilburn and Cordell Lawrence departed from Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company where they honed their craft for nearly the past decade.

While eternally grateful for the friendship and mentorship of the Peerless family, both are excited to embark on this new journey to expand the legacy of what’s possible in the world of whiskey and bourbon.

They will now look east and focus on a new mission—creating a community of craft bourbon makers and delivering Eastern Kentucky a tangible piece of the state’s signature bourbon industry.

Cheers to the success of this new venture!

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