Wilderness Trail Distillery, located in off the beaten bourbon tourism track in the quiet college town of Danville, Kentucky, has announced they intend to release their first bourbon on April 28. That coincides with the annual Taste of Danville festival and precedes the Kentucky Derby.
“While our goal is to age much longer, these are special barrels that really shined at a little over four years of age,” says Shane Baker, co-owner of the distillery with Dr. Pat Heist. “This bottling is part of the honey barrels of Bourbon that began aging in late 2013.”
This inaugural Wilderness Trail release will be of their wheated bourbon stock, and will be a rare item in being both a Bottled in Bond and a Single Barrel.
“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. The limited release of our Single Barrel, Bottled in Bond, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in 2018 will be spread out among our loyal ambassadors and key partners in the market. The remainder of our barrel stock will continue to age to six years before we start our regular releases in 2020,” says Baker, Wilderness Trail’s master distiller.
Subsequent consignments of this inaugural bottling will be released in September and December.