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Wilderness Trail plans first Bourbon release

January 30, 2018

For Immediate Release – January 30, 2018


Danville, KY. – After more than four years of waiting for Wilderness Trail Distillery’s Bourbon, our Family Reserve members and loyal Ambassadors are plenty thirsty.  We aim to quench the thirst for our Bourbon on April 28 just before the Kentucky Derby.

“While our goal is to age much longer, these are special barrels that really shined at a little over four years of age,” says Shane Baker, co-owner of the distillery with Dr. Pat Heist. “This bottling is part of the honey barrels of Bourbon that began aging in late 2013.”

The Bottled in Bond release of wheated Bourbon will be showcased in a collector’s box edition.

“Our Family Reserve members’ loyalty will be rewarded with the first numbered bottles encased in a special collector’s box from a release of only 40 barrels.  The limited release of our Single Barrel, Bottled in Bond, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in 2018 will be spread out among our loyal ambassadors and key partners in the market. The remainder of our barrel stock will continue to age to six years before we start our regular releases in 2020,” says Baker, Wilderness Trail’s master distiller.

The remainder of the 40 barrels of Bourbon will be bottled for a limited September and December release of Wilderness Trail’s Bottled In Bond, Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

The Danville distillery’s annual spring celebration on April 28th, A Taste in Danville, with live music and delicious food offerings, will be the release venue and very special this year. Participating area chefs, restaurants, caterers and food trucks will offer small portions of their signature dishes as their “tastes.” The distillery’s taste will be its long-anticipated Kentucky Straight Bourbon.  As part of our celebration, the gift shop will have a limited quantity of bottles for sale to the general public and a limited supply for free samples to the first few hundred visitors at the opening of A Taste in Danville.


The distillery, a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®, welcomed a record number of visitors in 2017. Of the 253,453 stops at the 13 distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®, Wilderness Trail Distillery’s visitors accounted for 14 percent, or 35,000, of the total. In addition, another 30,000 visitors visited when the distillery hosted the KY State BBQ Festival.

As April 28 grows closer, we will release more details about the Taste in Danville event.

For more information, contact Emily Toadvine at 859-757-0995 or [email protected]

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