Although this article is almost a year old, I just came across it.
I've mentioned before that Steve Nally (misspelled Malley) is the retired Maker's Mark distiller who is directing the distilling side of this enterprise. His wife, Donna Nally, who ran the tourism operation at Maker's for many years, will be setting up a tourism operation there.
They both are way too young to be retired anyway.
Although it's undated, this article appears to have been written earlier this year.
I talked to Steve about this in April and it didn't sound nearly as far along as either of these articles suggests, but Steve and Donna are the real deal and the enterprise also seems to be properly planned and capitalized.
I've been disappointed by most small distiller attempts to make whiskey, but this one I'll be watching with great interest.