For Bourbon Lovers
Danville is located within 90 minutes of every single Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distillery, making it the ideal launchpad for all things bourbon.
For those on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, Danville is conveniently located midway between Lexington and Louisville, two of the main cities you'll be visiting. Accommodations range from traditional hotels to quaint, historic bed and breakfasts; our colorful downtown is brimming with locally owned shops and restaurants; and a wealth of historic, artistic, and outdoor attractions awaits you.
If you’re on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour®, you can get your passport stamped at Wilderness Trail Distillery, which uses local grains and a signature distillation process to produce spirits with a truly unique Boyle County flavor found nowhere else. While you’re here, sample other unique Danville flavors, including Beer Engine tap room, or Jane Barleycorn's Market and Bar, a nighttime hotspot and exceptional bourbon bar.
Visit Danville's first bourbon distillery!
Wilderness Trail Distillery’s quality spirits such as bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka and rum are all handcrafted, using grains from a local family farm, pure limestone filtered water and an all-copper pot still and columns. Bourbon is made from scratch, using a rare, sweet mash process that is handcrafted each time in order to get the best flavors from the fermentation process. Sweet mash produces a softer spirit that highlights more of the grain flavors and charred barrel extracts; and it requires less remediation aging than sour mash grain processes.
Wilderness Trail Distillery will offer the following spirits — Wilderness Trail Bourbon Whiskey, Settlers Select Danville’s Rye Whiskey, Blue Heron Vodka, and Harvest Rum.