Wilderness Trail High Rye Bourbon is a small-batch, small-grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond. Made from 100% local grains and distilled, aged, and bottled in Danville, Kentucky, the Small Batch selection offers nuances only premium cooper select barrels can create using 18-month-old air-dried staves. WIth a mash bill of 64% corn, 24% rye and 12% malted barley using Wilderness Trail's own yeast strains, this is one of the highest ratios of wheat used in a Bourbon made in Kentucky. Aged for at least four years in #4 char barrel after entering the barrel at a super low 110 proof, the result is a rich, non-chill-filtered Bourbon with notes of oak, tobacco, and brambly red fruits giving way to hints of leather and a long, rye-led finish.
Wilderness Trail takes "small batch" seriously at just 20 barrels per batch, the result of one fermenter. The rigorous criteria of Bottled in Bond Bourbon ensures it was properly distilled within a single distilling season, aged between 5-6 years and bottled by us under the supervision of the U.S. Government at 100 proof.
Wilderness Trail Distillery blends old traditions with the science of making bourbon. After over 20 years of working with distilleries worldwide to provide advice and fermenting products, founders Shane Baker and Dr. Pat Heist launched their premium craft distillery in 2012, with the core focus of making the highest quality Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.