Wilderness Trail Distillery plans first bourbon release

downloadDANVILLE, Ky. (April 9, 2018) — Wilderness Trail Distillery’s first bourbon release is set for April 28 at the 2nd annual Taste of Danville, a day of celebrating with food, music and tastes of its Bottled in Bond, Single Barrel Kentucky Straight wheat Bourbon.

The spring release is the first of three limited releases this year, as the majority of the barrels continue to age toward six years before regular releases are available. Limited first edition box sets of the first release have been reserved by Family Reserve members who signed up when the distillery began barreling bourbon over four years ago.

“We are excited to share our first mature bourbons with our ambassadors who have been waiting patiently all these years and standing beside us. That’s what makes this a true Family Reserve release. It is a major milestone for us toward our journey of aging to six to eight years,” said Shane Baker, who is the Danville distillery’s co-owner with Pat Heist.

The gift shop will be stocked with a limited number of bottles available to the general public. Tickets will be passed out to those in line to be redeemed at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. Ticket holders are eligible to purchase up to two bottles. There will be 19 food vendors and live music. A face painting booth will be offered at this family-friendly event.

Our first few hundred guests receive tastes of our bourbon. About the taste, Baker says, “Our first bourbon release is a traditional mature Kentucky Bourbon whiskey you would have found decades ago. It is a Bottled in Bond, Single Barrel. It is aged over four years and bottled at 100 proof. They have the taste and nose of an older bourbon — mellow nose with sweet fruity oak, caramels twisted with creamy vanilla nut and a touch of chocolate. Enjoying it neat, it finishes silky smooth and long and proofing down on the rocks brings out more expressions of smoother aromatics and a creamier mouthfeel finish.”

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.-1 p.m. with a mix of hard driving fiddle-based traditional and original tunes.  Joslyn & The Sweet Compression take the stage 1-4 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, Capt. Frank’s Hotdog Emporium, Caribbean Spice Food Truck, Chaplin River Catering, Dunn’s BBQ & Catering, Four Generations Ice Cream, Fox Run Beer Cheese, 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.

For more information, contact Emily Toadvine at [email protected] or phone 859-402-8707.

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