Wyoming Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey 96 Proof
One barrel. Depending upon the unknowns of the Big Horn Basin summer heat, the cold of the Wyoming Single Barrel Straight winter and the appetite of angels, yields about 220 bottles. One barrel. Chosen from a rickhouse of many, for its singular character and taste. One barrel. Bottled to capture this unique bourbon and moment in time, both of which will never happen again.
Wyoming Single Barrel Straight whiskey gets its color and character from the cask in which it ages and matures. This Double Cask Whiskey goes through the process twice. The first 5 years of maturation in a new charred oak barrel make it a bourbon, the second time in decades-old Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
In the realm of craft-distillery whiskey brands, it is sometimes difficult to find a brand offering a product distilled by the brand, aged in large format barrels (meaning the common 53 gallon bourbon barrel), and aged for more than a year. So, it is rather surprising to find a privately owned distillery in Kirby, Wyoming (population under 100) offering bourbon that meets all the aforementioned criteria.
To get the first distillery in Wyoming off the ground, the founders of Wyoming Whiskey recruited Steve Nally, a 33-year veteran of Maker’s Mark. The connection to Maker’s Mark certainly shows through, as Wyoming Whiskey uses a wheated bourbon mash bill.
Undoubtedly, Nally’s experience in a large distillery helped guide Wyoming Whiskey in aging and bottling their bourbon. Unlike some craft distilleries, Wyoming Whiskey opted for the standard 53 gallon barrel, and their bourbon is said to be at least five years old.
deep copper to mahogany
browned butter, Cola, black currant and dried dates, orange citrus blossoms, bittersweet dark chocolate, almond butter.
Cola, dark chocolate, buttered pastry, dried date and fig, raisin and orange citrus.
full and rich, chewy, spicy, creamy with nuts.
long finish; dry, but with lingering impressions of butter crème, candied orange peel, and dark dried fruit.