Wilderness Trail Distillery

4095 Lebanon Road
Danville, KY 40422

Wilderness Trail Distillery co-owners Shane Baker and Dr. Pat Heist have a pioneering spirit, much like the early Kentucky settlers who followed the Wilderness Trail into Kentucky. The Danville distillery produces 215 barrels a day using the time-honored sweet mash process. It prides itself on using locally sourced grains, low barrel proof entry and bottling its products unfiltered for robust flavors. Established in 2012, the distillery produces two types of Kentucky Straight Bourbon, a single barrel with a wheated mash bill and a small batch with a high rye mash bill, and a Settlers Select Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey.


Wilderness Trail Distillery’s owners began their journey in distillation as fermentation experts and own Ferm Solutions, which sells yeast and offers lab analysis industrywide.

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Signature Recipe

Twisted Trail


2 ounces Wilderness Trail Small Batch High Rye Bourbon

1 ounce Aperol®

1 ounce Simple Syrup

Club Soda

Orange Slice to garnish



Shake all ingredients and serve over ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with orange slice.

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