FIELD GUIDE AIDS KBT VISITORS
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour has a Bourbon Trail Passport & Field Guide to help visitors plan and prepare for the ultimate journey to discover America’s only native spirit.
The field guide contains information about the attractions, from maps and suggested itineraries to cocktail recipes, helpful tidbits, tasting notes and key data about participating distilleries on the KBT and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.
A new addition is that passport stamps now unlock access to special collectible bottles and private barrel selections, souvenir barware, tastings and other unique rewards at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail participating distilleries.
The guide also has detailed information about each distillery that will help visitors tailor their trip, such as whether the distillery has an on-site restaurant or cocktails available, accepts online reservations, produces other spirits besides bourbon and more.
The new Passport & Field Guide is for sale for $9.99.
Proceeds from the sale go directly to KDA responsibility and sustainability initiatives. The Bourbon Trail Passport & Field Guide emphasizes the KDA’s commitment to responsible consumption with transportation tips, tasting guidelines and visitor best practices.
Wilderness Trail joins the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Wilderness Trail, one of the founding distillery destinations on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft TourⓇ, has advanced to join the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure, becoming the 18th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases America’s only native spirit.
Wilderness Trail Distillery is a Heritage Member of the Kentucky Distillers Association. The Heritage Level is the highest level in the nonprofit group that unites and leads the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.
To qualify as a Heritage Member, a distillery must have 50,000 barrels of distilled spirits aging in its warehouses. Wilderness Trail’s 168-acre campus has more than 250,000 barrels aging in its rickhouses.
“We are very excited to be joining the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® after years on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® for both our growth as well as the impact to our community,” said Shane Baker, co-founder and master distiller. Dr. Pat Heist is the other distillery founder. Campari became a partner with Wilderness Trail Distillery in December 2022.
Baker says, “We excel in offering a unique experience and educational perspective of the Bourbon-making process by focusing on the science in making Bourbon while maintaining a traditional Bourbon distillery process across our 168-acre campus in historic Danville, the birthplace of Kentucky.”