The Smoothest Thing About Wyoming is Wyoming Whiskey
From the first sip I knew this whiskey was special. This small batch bourbon whiskey is smooth, smokey and sophisticated.
When I think of Wyoming, I think of wide-open country, hard-working ranches and buffalo. A rugged country with hardy folks able to handle extreme temperatures and harsh conditions. I never thought of whiskey. Now I do! And if you are someone who enjoys a good bourbon whiskey, so should you.
This whiskey is, pure and simple, Wyoming. Using water from a Wyoming aquifer, grains grown in Wyoming and distilling, ageing and bottling done in Kirby, Wyoming, this bourbon is truly Wyoming in a bottle. When Wyoming Whiskey says they are a handcrafted, local, organic, small batch, family recipe, artisanal bourbon, they mean it!
But this whiskey doesn’t just contain the ingredients of Wyoming, it contains the essence of Wyoming. It is bold yet smooth, sweet with a slight burn and all with an underlying steadfast sophistication.
And here is a little known fact: Wyoming Whiskey was the first legal distillery in the State of Wyoming. Another fact, every drop is distilled, aged and bottled in small batches in Kirby,Wyoming by hand at their state-of-the-art distillery. Absolutely no other product goes into their bottle.
From the moment I poured this amber liquid into the glass, I knew it was going to be good. With a nose of vanilla and a slight hint of oak from the barrel, I was mesmerizingly drawn in. And with the fruity citrus sweetness followed by its maltiness, I wasn’t disappointed. This whiskey is amazingly smooth with a nice burn as it goes down. Something I would hope to find from a whiskey that hails from Wyoming.
From all the awards this whiskey has been accumulating at small batch competitions lately, I’m not the only one that’s noticed how good this liquid gold is either.
Wyoming Whiskey is barreled in charred white oak barrels and aged for at least 5 years, then bottled at 88 proof. The finished product is 44% ABV. You will find the bottled date and the batch number hand written on the back of each bottle.
Wyoming Whiskey is best when sipped straight but also stars in craft cocktails.
The first batch of Wyoming Whiskey was only sold in Wyoming but now you can find it popping up in retail stores across the country so be sure to keep an eye out for it.
For more information go to www.wyomingwhiskey.com.
**Full Disclosure: I received product in exchange for my review. All opinions in this post are totally mine.
Sharing a couple of recipes from the Bartender Shootout State Championship Drink Menu using Wyoming Whiskey.
Jesse Brown, Cowfish — “Brown & Gold Derby”
2 oz. WW
1 oz. fresh Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz. fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. local Lander Honey Lemongrass Simple Syrup*.
Garnish: 1 bruised sage leaf
* Honey Lemongrass Simple Syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup honey, 2 stalks lemongrass cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Bring to boil & simmer 15 mins.
Kylie North, Local — “Wyoming Sidesaddle”
2 oz. WW
.75 oz. Tuaca
.5 oz. Gingersnap Simple Syrup*
.25 oz. Lemon Juice
2 dashes Orange Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters.
Garnish: Sugar & Spice Rim*, Orange Peel & Star Anise Pin.
*Gingersnap Simple Syrup: Molasses, Water, Allspice, Cinnamon , Clove, Star Anise, Black Peppercorns.
*Sugar Spice Rim: Turbinado, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Black Pepper