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First Small Batch Bourbon release set for April 27

Our third annual A Taste in Danville offers a variety of food and music. It’s also our first release of our Small Batch Bourbon with a rye small grain. So of course, we’ll have tastes of our Small Batch Bourbon for you to enjoy, but expect a sampler of many types of food. See more on the Small Batch Bourbon below.

The 20 food vendors at A Taste in Danville represent a wide array of culinary offerings. Danville’s The Still at AMBRAbev offers Brazilian flair and Tut’s features Egyptian dishes. Caribbean Spice is back with Cuban creations while Rico’s Empanadas explores Puerto Rican and Latin American cooking. BBQ fans can veer toward Biscuits BBQ, Triple J&C and Pasture at Marksbury Farm. The Combination prepares TexMex dishes. The Bluebird of Stanford and Danville’s the Caterer and Southern Plate Café guarantee delicious offerings. For the sweet tooth, try buttercream frosted cupcakes by Sweets by Cindy, Bourbon balls by Sandy’s Surprises, Four Generations Ice Cream or Southern Style Kettlecorn. Elmwood Inn serves up the finest teas, including Bourbon Black Tea. Refreshing lemonade is supplied by Nomelade. For an eye-opening cup of coffee, visit Rooster’s Whistle or if a Bloody Mary or Bloody Susan is more your style of waking up, stop by Bloody Kentucky for a bottle of their original or spicy mix. You can’t miss their truck. It’s an M1079, an American field office truck that was used in Iraq. For a light snack, there is Fox Run Beer Cheese in a variety of flavors or try Sadistic Mistresses all natural hot sauces. In addition to tastes, Wilderness Trail offers a several cocktails. Country Boy Brewery will be on site with their much-loved brews. We’re still waiting to hear from some of the vendors we’ve invited so expect even more options when you arrive. Our music will be a feast for your ears. The Brown Family Band of Berea performs first and then Pikeville’s Down To The River  band hits the stage.  The Brown Family consists of father Yogi, who plays guitar and piano; daughter, Becky, who sings and plays guitar; and son Andy, a bass player and singer who majored in music. Down To the River, which performs songs written by Tony Mullins, combines instrumentals, rock & roll, soul and freeform jams. Down To the River molds blues, country, instrumental jam rock into what they term Appalachian Rock and Roll.

Small Batch Bourbon Release

We’re ready to introduce you to our newest member of the family — Small Batch Bourbon. It’s with you in mind that we decided to make this a Small Batch Bottled in Bond. We want you to be able to enjoy a side-by-side comparison with our Wheated, Single Barrel, Bottled in Bond.

They share the same percentage of corn (64%) and malted barley (12%) with their mashbills, but we want you to taste the difference when we substitute the 24% wheat with 24% rye.

Distillery co-owners Shane Baker and Pat Heist like high-proof whiskey, served neat, so they couldn’t resist making the Small Batch a Bottled in Bond so it will be 100 proof. What is a small batch? In this case, it’s 10 to 12 barrels.

Wilderness Trail proudly uses Kentucky-grown Heritage rye from a local farm, our award-winning sweet mash process, and low barrel proof into a barrel for aging in Kentucky — 110 proof. Then the Rye Bourbon is bottled at maturity with no chill filtration.


Date: Apr 27, 2019 — Apr 27, 2019

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