Frizz and Bob sit down with a whiskey legend and co-owner of Wilderness Trail Distillery (AND rock singer) Dr. Pat Heist. Together, we talk about the kickass brilliance of Slayer, the diversity of a casket, Jurassic Park, and how bourbon and bacteria, uh.. find a way.
July 5, 2022
Wilderness comes out on top! This has already gotten nearly 9,000 views since yesterday. Check it out! Never ending Earned Media!!
Bottled in Bond Round 3
May/June issue of Whiskey & Leisure Magazine.
Our cover story this month is about sweet mash whiskey. We look into the difference between sour mash (which covers the majority of distilleries) and sweet mash process. We also ask the co-founder of Wilderness Trail Distillery to explain the process in a Q&A. The concept of sweet mash is not new, however, what is new are the number of distilleries turning
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WTD’s owners came to their knowledge in a truly boss manner.
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Oct. 21, 2021
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WTD in the spring
Neck pour article with Pat weighing in
Due to its volatile nature, alcohol evaporates at a lower temperature than water. When it escapes as gas, alcohol occupies all of the available headspace in a bottle, and the proof of the liquid drops ever so slightly. This has the effect of subtly altering the spirit’s profile because different flavor compounds become more or less soluble at different concentrations of alcohol, Heist explains. “It’s like adding a drop of water,” he says.
One of 11 single barrel picks at The Bourbon Festival September 16-19, 2021 in Bardstown. Tickets for The Bourbon Festival will be available beginning summer 2021.
Jim Beam Institute: Pat speaking
Bourbon Pursuit: Wild growth at Wilderness Trail with Dr. Pat Heist
Pat on “A Sip of Knowledge” show.
12 pm Feb. 2.
Wanted to let you know the registration page for the livestream is up and running here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/a-sip-of-knowledge-with-32
1/5/21 from Steve Coomes
Cheers to those who wait: I’m not against sourced whiskeys, but I’m impressed by distillery owners that make their own and let it sit until it’s actually good. Some favorites in my glasses this year include Wilderness Trail, Kentucky Peerless, New Riff, Castle & Key, Spirits of French Lick, Ragged Branch, Pennington and many others. Even better, these distilleries are making signature whiskeys designed not to match the tastes of big distillery products—especially so when with rye whiskies, where inspiration and experimentation is everywhere. My favorite rye for 2020 was a Wilderness Trail single barrel cask strength at 99 proof—6 proof below its barrel proof. Gobs of easy-sipping complexity in that one.
Check out Sips, Suds, & Smokes’ blind tasting of samples
Go to 31:40 to hear the assessment of Wilderness Trail’s Rye Whiskey. They called Wilderness Trail a “darling” and named our Rye Whiskey their No. 1 pick and labeled it a “zinger.” They talked about Wilderness Trail’s innovations of low barrel proof entry and Kentucky-grown rye.
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Wilderness Trail Top 100 Spirits of 2020
Small Batch is tied for 4th highest rated Bourbon of the year.
Chad and Sara’s Bourbon Night 2020 Gift Guide
Our 6 year wheater made the list for Chad and Sara’s Bourbon Night 2020 Gift Guide on YouTube. Skip to about 4:30 to see it. They also shouted out that we were on Jeopardy and gave a nice tribute to Alex Trebek.
Get in the spirit with spirits from Wilderness Trail Distillery in Danville – YouTube
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The Greener Side Podcasts
The episode with Shane Baker is now up and we’re sharing it across our social media platforms. Here is the link on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wilderness-trail-bourbon-plus-girl-meets-beer/id1518842448?i=1000490786126
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Yeast science: Highly likely yeast strains of today are like those of long ago.
Slight difference about fruity notes and performance considerations.
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