Wildsam announces new guide: Kentucky Bourbon Country


Wildsam, the editor of the award-winning Wildsam Field Guides, is releasing a new title in its Pursuits series, Kentucky Bourbon Country.

Launched in 2012, Wildsam brings what the brand describes as world-class writing and thoroughly curated coverage to its places in the travel guide genre.

The new book on Kentucky aims to take travelers to the heart of the state with its pastures, knobs, rivers and waterfalls. Local contributions include bourbon expert Maggie Kimberl, food and culture writer Ashlie Stevens, writer and professor Jason Kyle Howard, activist and poet Hannah L. Drake, chiefs Ouita Michel and Same Fore, singer-songwriter Will Oldham, the Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker, and Maker’s Mark President Rob Samuels.

Wildsam Kentucky Bourbon Country (Image via Wildsam)

This edition has an in-depth, dedicated section on Bourbon, but it also covers the public lands, horse lands, caves, folkways, and Louisville’s incredible park system. The guide is fully illustrated by local Kentucky artist Rachael Sinclair.

The Kentucky Bourbon Country Guide in Wildsam’s Pursuits Series will be released on Monday, December 6, 2021.

GQ magazine described the Wildsam’s Field Guides as “soulful, brave, and as relevant to locals as they are to tourists,” and Conde Nast Traveler said the series “reaches the soul of a city.”


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