Time for BBQ and Bourbon to mingle
Wilderness Trail Distillery hosts lots of fun events, but the highlight of the year is Sept. 6-8 when we sponsor the Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Shane Baker invites you to taste Bourbon from the barrel when he leads Master Distiller tours Sept. 7. A special treat this year is having Bourbon book author and Bourbon Plus editor Fred Minnick join us for seminars such as pairing Bourbon and BBQ. Learn more at our Events page.
We like sharing our story and hope you enjoy reading Fred Minnick’s article in Forbes magazine. Learn more on our The Distillery page
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 Wheated Bottled in Bond, Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Cask Strength Rye Whiskey and Small Batch Bottled in Bond Bourbon with a small grain rye. Blüe Heron Vodka and Harvest Rum also continue to be big hits. We want to share more details about our releases, distribution and events. We also want to hear from people who enjoy Wilderness Trail. So, please share your adventures. Please tag us with #whattrailareyouon. Sharing news is part of being a Family. So first sign up as a Family Tree member and we will keep you updated on releases and other Wilderness Trail Distillery events and offers.
BASED IN TRADITION
“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.