Wild Growth At Wilderness Trail With Dr. Pat Heist (Bourbon Pursuit Podcast #290)

Dr. Pat Heist blew our minds back on episode 121 going deep on yeast. If you haven’t listened to that episode yet, go listen to that one first before starting this, I promise it will be worth your time. Pat has one of the most unique backgrounds in bourbon and has even had the opportunity to do a TED Talk which is amazing for our industry. We discuss the crazy growth at Wilderness Trail.

Show Notes:

  • This week’s Above the Char with Fred Minnick talks about blind tastings.
  • What’s your title?
  • Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or the future to meet your descendants?
  • Any new products in the pipeline?
  • How do you forecast?
  • How much are you producing per day?
  • Who’s idea was it to invest so much in the business?
  • Tell us about your TedX talk.
  • What’s your next milestone?
  • Where can people buy Wilderness Trail?
  • How have you and your bourbon been received across the country?
  • How do you chose a yeast variety for your product?
  • How does your process compare to other distilleries?
  • What happens when people dip their finger in the fermentation tanks?
  • Can you recreate whiskey from the 70s?

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