What is the perfect age for bourbon whiskey ?
The opinion on this topic varies greatly but most whiskey experts would agree between 8 and 12 years.
Wilderness Trail Distillery has hit one of those marks and just released an 8 year old bottled in bond. They like to call it the sweet spot.
Wilderness Trail Distillery is a family-owned distillery in Danville, Kentucky that started operations in 2013. After spending over 10 years as consultants and providing yeast and optimization services to most of the industry, Shane Baker and Pat Heist set out on a journey to make the worlds best whiskey. Let’s see how they are doing.
We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review. Be sure to check out the podcast episode on your favorite platform, for more information. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Wilderness Trail 8 year Bourbon
Vital Stats: This bottled in bond sweetmash Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey has been aged for 8 years. It has a Mash-bill that is 64% Corn, 24% Rye, 12% Malted Barley. It is 100 proof and an MSRP of $86
Appearance: New bottle design that is slimmer in the waist with copper whiskey inside. We love it.
Nose: Fruitcake with leather and oak. Nuttiness that has a little spice.
Palate: Dry sweet honeycomb cereal along with some butterscotch and dried fruits. The leather and oak are present. It’s very chewy with root beer candy character.
Finish: Medium with a slight Kentucky hug.
Overall: This is a fine representation of Kentucky bourbon done right. With local grains Pat and Shane have crafted a gem. It’s a buy for both of us and we recommend you get one on yourself.