Ten years ago, Brad and Kate Mead and David DeFazio launched their flagship Small Batch bourbon. Years before, they started with the lofty goal of creating America’s next great bourbon and the promise of extending the bourbon frontier to the Rocky Mountains. Cattle ranchers and attorneys by trade, the entrepreneurial trio packed their ambition and headed to Kentucky where they went knocking on the door of Bourbon Hall of Famer, Steve Nally. They already had the land, water and grains they needed to produce bourbon, they just needed the leadership and knowledge of a world-renowned distiller to put the pieces together. With little convincing, Nally became Wyoming Whiskey’s founding distiller. The rest is history.
Wyoming Whiskey celebrates a decade of whiskey making with the release of a 10 Year Anniversary Edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey. In honor of the anniversary, Wyoming Whiskey founding Master Distiller Steve Nally and Master Blender Nancy Fraley have barrel selected and batched a 10-year-old rye bourbon worthy of the milestone. This masterpiece reflects 20 of the rarest casks at the Wyoming Whiskey distillery that were filled in November and December of 2011 and is the oldest product ever released by Wyoming Whiskey.
“We are proud to honor our roots in this state with an exceptional 10-year-old whiskey created by the fusion of Wyoming water, Wyoming grains and Wyoming weather. We will always distill our whiskey the right way, not the easy way,” said Brad Mead, Co-Founder of Wyoming Whiskey.
Wyoming Whiskey 10 Year Anniversary Edition Rye Bourbon mash bill: 68% Corn, 20% Rye, 12% Malted Barley, aged 10.5 years and bottled at 51.7% ABV, 103.4 proof. (MSRP $199.99)
GSN’s Remarks: Spicy rye right out of the gate with a slightly sweet tint adding a soft low end to the affair. Bright, high notes of oak stave with just a hint of wood smoke. The body is mild and light, whereas the flavor is extensive and the finish is extra long. Notes of baking spice, toasted nuts, leather and young tobacco ending with a touch of spearmint. A really nice whiskey and one that has a lot of character. Well worth seeking out. GSN Rating: A+
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