Bourbon History



Kentucky’s New Distilleries – Wilderness Trail Distillery

Wilderness Trail Distillery opened in 2012. It was founded by Shane Baker and Pat Heist, who are experts in the growing of yeast and had founded the company Ferm-Solutions. Ferm-Solutions specializes in the cultivation of yeast for distillers, breweries and... Continue Reading →

Kentucky’s Great Distilleries: Four Roses – Masters of Yeast

After The American Civil War Paul Jones entered the whiskey business as a rectifier in Atlanta, Georgia. He did not own a distillery and purchased his whiskey from a local distillery - The Rose Distillery in Atlanta. Prohibition forced him... Continue Reading →

The Yeast of My Worries

In the 19th century the term “Master Distiller” was used less and the term “Distiller and Yeast-Maker” was more common. The fact is that yeast making was a very important part of the position of running a distillery. Every distillery... Continue Reading →

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