Where to find Wilderness Trail Bourbon
We always want your liquor cabinet to contain some Wilderness Trail Bourbon and Rye Whiskey to share with your guests. If you need to replenish your supply and can’t find it at your local liquor store, there are a couple of options. If you live in Kentucky where alcohol sales are allowed, we can ship it to you.
If you are interested in purchasing, you may download a shipping form. Please include a daytime address where the delivery can be made because someone age 21 or older must sign for it. Cost is $25 to a ship a bottle and the fee increases based on how many bottles will be shipped. Email your form to Macaulay Minton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call 859-402-8707.
Please download a Shipping form
Outside of Kentucky
If you live outside Kentucky, our Washington, D.C., distributor can ship it to you. Here is a link to purchase there.
WILDERNESS TRAIL EXPANDS INTO 11 STATES
If you’re a fan of Wilderness Trail’s Bourbon and Rye Whiskey we have great news for you. It sells in 11 states and we soon will add two more. In addition to our home base of Kentucky where Heidelberg is our distributor, this is a list of states where Wilderness Trail is sold and who the distributors are.
Tennessee: Athens Distributing
Illinois: BC Merchants
Michigan: ABC control states with Benchmark Beverage distributing
Virginia: ABC control state
Wyoming: ABC control state
Washington, D.C.: Prestige LeDroit
Iowa: ABC control state
Nevada: Sean Branch Distributing
Wilderness Trail also plans to sell this year in Ohio through Heidelberg and in Georgia through Eagle Rock Distributing.
In the ABC control states, fans of our spirits just have to ask their store to stock it. For instance, Virginia is a control state and is run by the state of Virginia ABC. Wilderness Trail is registered and in the system in Virginia and any store can place an order to stock it or to ship it directly to a person living there through that store for pick up. If you are looking for some of the latest Kentucky Straight Small Batch Bottled in Bond Bourbon with rye small grain, our Bourbon Single Barrel, Bottled in Bond Bourbon made with wheat or our infamous Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Cask Strength, then please ask your local store to place an order for you!
To see Michigan locations, please download Michigan Bourbon Locations
WILDERNESS TRAIL KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY SINGLE BARREL BOTTLED IN BOND
Our high in small grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys are offered as a Single Barrel – Bottled in Bond. Two special releases in one bottle! The Single Barrel selection offers nuances only premium cooper select barrels can create from their toasting and using 18-month-old air-dried staves. After all, the barrels impart a large part of the flavor.
In addition, the Bottled in Bond gives you assurance the Bourbon was properly distilled, aged between 5-6 years and bottled by us under the supervision of the U.S. Government at 100 proof.
What is the mashbill?
Our Bottled in Bond release mash bill is 64 percent corn, 24 percent wheat and 12 percent malted barley using our yeast strains. This is one of the highest ratios of wheat used in a Bourbon made in Kentucky. We entered the cooper select, toasted and #4 char barrel at 110 proof after coming off the still around 137 proof. We then age our Bourbon in our two -story Rickhouse A, moving floors each year of maturation.
Small Batch Releases
Our Rye small grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys are offered as a Small Batch, up to 12 barrels per batch, which was the result of one fermenter. The goal of the Small Batch is to capture the total essence of more complex notes from multiple barrels from distillate of the same fermenter. We’ve decided to release the Small Batch Bourbon as a Bottled in Bond so fans of our Wheated Single Barrel Bourbon can do a side-by-side comparison.
What is the mashbill?
Our Small Batch release mash bill is 64 percent corn, 24 percent rye and 12 percent malted barley using our yeast strains. We entered the cooper select, toasted and #4 char barrel at 110 proof after coming off the still around 137 proof. Aged in both our Rickhouse A at a mid- to upper-floor and in our Rickhouse B in the center of the warehouse.
KENTUCKY STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY
Cask Strength Releases
Our Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskeys are offered as a Cask Strength release. Once our traditional sweet mash process is distilled in our column stills we enter the barrel at the lowest entry proof we know of in Kentucky. We barrel at 100 proof and 105 proof to highlight the balance of the distillate and alternate solubility expression we get from the barrel at a lower proof. We also barreled at a gradient of proofs between 100 and 120 proof for our first few years before settling into 100 and 105 proof. This is the reason you will find releases of our cask strength Rye varying in proof.
Our three-grain recipe is 56 percent rye, 33 percent corn and 11 percent malted barley. Our rye mash bill is one we created for a broader balance of flavor to offset the typical high ryes commonly found. We use Kentucky-grown Heritage rye from our local KY Proud farm. We enter the new, air-dried #4 char, 53-gallon barrels at 100 proof and 105 proof for our Rye Whiskey and age until maturity in our barrelhouse. We age our Rye Whiskeys on the upper floors of our rickhouses for a minimum of 4 years with regular expressions expected to be between 6 and 8 years of age.
BLÜE HERON VODKA
Blue Heron Vodka, the Bourbon Drinker’s Vodka, has captured many accolades with the most recent being a platinum at the 2017 Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards. It’s made from our Bourbon Whiskey distillate and the only three-grain vodka mash bill we know of! We make it with the same yeast, locally-grown corn and wheat and barley from our #B5 mash bill that makes our Kentucky Bourbon so delicious. Its unfiltered smoothness is the result of multiple distillations and its sweet mash bill. Our vodka is distilled in our continuous column still just like our Bourbon, with a third final distillation in our copper hybrid pot still. In addition to capturing the platinum SIP Award, Blue Heron Vodka received a 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold Medal and an American Distilling Institute Gold Medal for Grain-to-Glass Vodka with a Neutral Character. You can drink it neat to experience the flavor of the sweet mash or it makes a perfect base for your favorite cocktail.
Blüe Heron Vodka Recipes
HARVEST RUM – A KENTUCKY SORGHUM SPIRIT
Harvest Rum, The Bourbon Drinker’s Rum, gets its nickname from both the process used to make the rum but also the Bourbon Whiskey flavors imparted during the aging process of our rum. Made with Kentucky-grown sweet sorghum molasses instead of sugar cane, Harvest Rum is the only Kentucky rum. We source our sorghum from fifth-generation sorghum producer Danny Townsend in Mount Sterling. The process begins with squeezing the fresh-cut stalks to remove all the sweet juice and then cooking it to remove the water and impurities. After distillation in our Vendome Pot Still, we age Harvest Rum in freshly-emptied Kentucky Bourbon barrels over 2 years to marry with the wonderful caramel, vanilla, oak char and savory flavors that make our state’s Bourbons world famous. The result is the right blend of rum sweetness, tempered by the aged Bourbon left in the barrel. Our award-winning Harvest Rum, the Bourbon Drinker’s Rum, presents itself with a Bourbon front and sweet rum finish when enjoyed neat. Harvest Rum is a highly awarded gold and silver medal winning spirit. It was awarded the Kentucky Rum Distillery of the Year from the New York International Spirits Competition and Best of Category at the American Distilling Institute. Enjoy neat or in your favorite cocktail, such as a Whiskey Sour or a Rum Mojito.
Harvest Rum Recipes
Wilderness Trail Distillery believes alcohol responsibility is vital to promoting positive brand experiences and maintaining the long-term health of the Kentucky Bourbon and distilled spirits industry’s communities, businesses, consumers, and employees. That’s why Wilderness Trail Distillery and other KDA members demonstrate a commitment to alcohol responsibility by respecting non-drinkers and intentionally working to prevent overconsumption, underage drinking, and drunk driving in our visitor center’s daily practices.