Being bottled in bond is among the highest marks of integrity that can be bestowed upon a spirit. That label ensures that each bottle conforms to a rigorous set of standards meant to guarantee its quality. The Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Bottled In Bond single barrel whiskey meets that mark — as its complex and nuanced flavor clearly conveys. Its mash is made from a 64% corn, 24% wheat, and 12% malted barley blend that’s brought together by strains of yeast that Wilderness Trail cultures themselves. That base is distilled once and aged Cooper Select barrels that infuse it with a distinct taste.
At 110 proof, the 55% ABV potency of this bourbon does more than meet the minimum required to be bonded. The high proportion of wheat used in its mash is another element that makes this bottle of Kentucky Straight anything but typical. From its ingredients to the selective barrels procured to age the bourbon, Wilderness Trail arrives at a point that few distilleries reach.