Tasting Notes

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Wilderness Trail Bottled in Bond Single Barrel

Country: USA

Region: Kentucky

Type: Bourbon

Bottler: Distiller

ABV: 50%

Score: 92 Points

Wilderness Trail Distillery Bottled in Bond Single Barrel Bourbon. Photo ©2018, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.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)