Score: 92 points
Kentucky’s Wilderness Trail Distillery released its first Bourbon in the summer of 2018, and that release makes a statement. It takes a certain amount of confidence to make your first release a Bottled in Bond Single Barrel whiskey, and the whiskey justifies that confidence.
The nose has soft spices, caramel, honey, and vanilla notes. The taste has a nice touch of black pepper that doesn’t overpower the sweeter notes of honey, caramel, dark chocolate, and tree fruits for a nice balance and complexity. The finish is very long, and here the pepper just lasts and lasts while being complemented well by honey and caramel notes. Excellent! (August, 2018)