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Danville Distillery announces first bourbon release

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DANVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2018) – After more than four years of waiting for Wilderness Trail Distillery’s Bourbon, consumers will be able to quench the thirst for the Danville-based distillery’s first bourbon release on April 28, just prior 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 and master distiller of Wilderness Trail. “This bottling is part of the honey barrels of Bourbon that began aging in late 2013.”

The Bottled in Bond release of wheated Bourbon will be showcased in a collector’s box edition.

“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,” said Baker.

The remainder of the 40 barrels of Bourbon will be bottled for a limited September and December release of Wilderness Trail’s Bottled In Bond, Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

The Danville distillery’s annual spring celebration on April 28th, A Taste in Danville, with live music and delicious food offerings, will be the release venue and very special this year. Participating area chefs, restaurants, caterers and food trucks will offer small portions of their signature dishes as their “tastes.” The distillery’s taste will be its long-anticipated Kentucky Straight Bourbon. As part of our celebration, the gift shop will have the Bottled in Bond Bourbon for sale to the general public.

The distillery, a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®, welcomed a record number of visitors in 2017. Of the 253,453 stops at the 13 distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®, Wilderness Trail Distillery’s visitors accounted for 14 percent, or 35,000, of the total. In addition, another 30,000 visitors visited when the distillery hosted the KY State BBQ Festival.

As April 28 grows closer, more details will be released about the Taste in Danville event.

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  • Congrats Pat!!! Your cousin, Julie and I will be down in April! 🙂 My Birthday just happens to be April 28 th…talk about a coincidence!!

    Jay