Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Barrel #14D07), 50%

Price: $52 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

It's all about the grain on the nose: corncob, cooked mash, along with hay and grass, brown sugar, and earthy dried herbs. Chewy tannins overtake more subtle fruit and spice notes in the mouth; add a little water to reveal grape jelly, milk chocolate, and cinnamon candy. An impressive start from this young Kentucky distillery, though the short finish shows it has some developing yet to do. (236 bottles)