Wilderness Trail to Host Holiday Open House

Wilderness Trail will open its doors December 1st and 2nd this year to host a holiday open house, complete with tours, cocktails, prizes, and a special rum release. For its first annual holiday release, Wilderness Trail Distillery will offer a 375 ml bottle of single barrel, cask strength Harvest Rum. This 101-proof Harvest Rum will be available only in the gift shop.

The weekend will also feature a special drawing to participate in Bourbon Science, the craft distillery’s June 6 Bourbon Affair event. Everyone attending the Open House may register for the drawing for the event, which will conclude with the bottling of your own Bourbon in the barrelhouse. The ticket has a $150 value.

During the Open House, visitors will also receive special pricing on Christmas presents from the gift shop, cocktails, and more. Guests will have an opportunity to view the progress of the distillery’s $9.9 million construction project. The distillery, located at 4095 Lebanon Road, recently installed a copper 43-foot tall continuous column still and six new 20,000-gallon fermentation tanks. When all the equipment is operating in early 2018, the distillery will produce around 150 barrels a day.

View the new equipment by taking a tour offered during the hours of 10 am. to 5 p.m. Open House hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2. In the spirit of the season, the distillery asks that guests please bring a paper good, pasta, or canned good to donate to New Hope Food Pantry in Danville.

Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.