Good, but still a young bourbon—obviously so. Not at all worth it for the price. I think their older stuff (they’re a young distillery) will be fantastic though
Wilderness Trail Wheated Bourbon
Bourbon /50% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
Wilderness Trail Wheated Bourbon is a small-batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Bottled in Bond. 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% wheat 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 small batch Bourbon with flavors of vanilla, charred oak, cinnamon, and a long and sweet finish of oak spices, toffee, and dark fruits. 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.View all products by Wilderness TrailCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Garrett EricVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Mediocre. What a waste of money.
GloriaVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Good flavor and pretty strong
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.