Bourbon Release set

If you want to try our 4-year-old Bottled in Bond Bourbon, make plans to join us April 28 for A Taste of Danville.

If you want to hear what others think about the taste, check out a video with people who participated in tasting the Bourbon and the Rye at our annual Valentine’s Day event. Watch the video

Our first Bourbon release will be a Single Barrel, Bottled in Bond, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The release will coincide with our annual spring event, A Taste in Danville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guests will be treated to music by The Local Honeys and Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, both based in Lexington. The Local Honeys will perform 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a mix of hard driving fiddle based traditional and original tunes. Joslyn & The Sweet Compression take the stage 1 to 4 p.m. with a hook-filled mix of funk and soul.

While listening to musical performances, enjoy culinary creations created by: Biscuits BBQ, Bluegrass & Buttercream, Caribbean Spice Food Truck, Chaplin River Catering, Dunn’s BBQ & Catering, Four Generations Ice Cream, Fox Run Beer Cheese, Frank’s Hotdog Emporium, Fresh by Gene’s, Grace Café, Mallard’s, Pasture At Marksbury Farm, Plank on Main, Sandy’s Surprises, Southern Style Kettlecorn, Sweets by Cindy, The Caterer, The Hub Coffee House & Café, and Triple J&C BBQ.

The distillery’s taste will be its long-anticipated Kentucky Straight Bourbon. A limited supply of free samples will be available to the first few hundred visitors.

As part of our celebration, the gift shop will have a limited quantity of bottles for sale to the general public. The gift shop cost is $48 a bottle and sales are limited to two 750 ml bottles per person. Color bracelets will be passed out to those in line to be redeemed at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. The 10 a.m. recipients will stay for the purchase while a blue bracelet is for people returning at 12 p.m. and a green bracelet is for 2 p.m. recipients.
Receiving the bracelet and knowing their time to return for Bourbon sales allows our guests to enjoy the tasty creations of our 19 food vendors and music by bands instead of spending their time waiting in line. They may even choose to stop by our face painting booth at this family-friendly event.
The majority of Bourbon released at this event has been reserved by our Family Reserve members.

“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,” says Shane Baker, co-owner of the distillery with Dr. Pat Heist. The spring release will be the first 15 of the 40 barrels. Another 15 barrels will be bottled for a September release. The remaining 10 barrels will be released in December.


If you are traveling and need a place to stay, download the list below and mention that you plan to attend to this event as several venues are offering special rates.

Places to Stay


Second Annual Cruise-In set for May 26

Wilderness Trail Distillery’s Cruise-In  will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26.

The Cruise-In is open to all makes and models.

There will be door prizes and dash plaques and We will have food trucks.

For more information about the cruise, please call Emily at 859-757-0995.

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