Catch Our Rye

Rye lovers this is for you! Join us beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 when we release one barrel of our Rye Whiskey for sale in Visitors Center on a first-come, first-served basis and a limit of one bottle per person.

The Rye will be sold in our Family Reserve Collector boxes for $65. Check out the events page for details.


We have a pioneering spirit here at Wilderness Trail Distillery, just like the settlers who followed the path Daniel Boone blazed into Central Kentucky. In keeping with our location in the birthplace of Kentucky, we like blending old traditions with the science of making Bourbon and other fine spirits.
After years of working with distilleries around the world to provide advice and fermentation products, we launched our premium craft distillery in 2012 with a focus on making the highest quality Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Vodka and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Rum. Our founders Shane Baker and Pat Heist are fermentation experts with more than 20 years of experience in the production of alcohol and some of the best brands on the market today. Our specialty is making unique spirits from locally-grown grains to ensure quality, and adding a healthy dose of science in the process. Come see what we mean by visiting Wilderness Trail Distillery.

We Love Our Spirits

We’re happy that people are enjoying our Bottled in Bond, Single Barrel and Small Batch Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon. The Blüe Heron Vodka and Harvest Rum also continue to be big hits.We hope to keep you in the loop about future releases. Sign up as a family tree member and we will keep you updated on the release and other Wilderness Trail Distillery events and offers.



“We are not interested in making the most, just the best.”

Wilderness Trail Distillery’s products are handcrafted with precision focusing solely on a unique sweet mash process and producing consistent great tasting award winning spirits.

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