Mark Your Calendar for Our
April 28 Bourbon Release

It’s been years in the making. Long before we pushed the first barrel into the rickhouse or mixed our first batch of sweet mash, we’ve been working on our vision of creating the best Kentucky Straight Bourbon. After all of the hard work, it’s nearly time to reap our rewards. As of right now, we’re on schedule to bottle this spring with an April 28 release date. See our Events  page for more 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

The Blüe Heron Vodka and Harvest Rum have been big hits and a lot of fun to perfect.

We’re looking forward to our First Bourbon release April 28. We hope to keep you in the loop about this release and future ones. 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.

Please verify you're 21 or older

Wilderness Trail Distillery thinks age statements are important.