Wyoming Whiskey’s Releases its First Barrel Strength Bourbon

Author:
Updated:
Original:

KIRBY, WY (Nov. 16, 2015)— Wyoming Whiskey has released its first-ever Barrel Strength Bourbon this month. Ten gallons of 116-proof and twelve gallons of 120-proof bourbon sold out before it could even hit shelves.

Retailing for $199 in a paperless, minimalist bottle with enamel labeling, a grand total of 111 bottles were produced. Of those, 96 were made available for sale. The Barrel Strength Bourbon was selected for its excellence by Wyoming Whiskey distiller Sam Mead, with the support of industry specialist Nancy Fraley.

“As soon as Nancy came out to taste with us, it was apparent that we had different tiers of whiskeys. We have our Small Batch, we’ve got our Single Barrel, and then we have our Barrel Strength—our truly exceptional barrels,” said Wyoming Whiskey head distiller and 5th generation Wyoming rancher, Sam Mead. “These two barrels started as very good barrels and then they started to leak, significantly. This accelerated the oxidation process and turned them into very special barrels.”

The extremely limited Wyoming Whiskey Barrel Strength bourbon boasted a glowing review by The Whiskey Cast’s Mark Gillespie in episode 553 on Sept. 19. The time stamp of his Barrel Strength tasting notes is from 49:00 to 51:00 minutes.

“It’s an amazingly complex whiskey and it isn’t just one of the best bourbons I’ve tasted in a long time, it’s one of the best whiskeys, period,” said Mark Gillespie, ‎Cask-Strength Multimedia Producer and Journalist. “I am scoring Wyoming Whiskey Barrel Strength a 97 [out of 100].”

According to Gillespie, Wyoming Whiskey Barrel Strength is intense but buttery smooth with a nice oakiness and notes of turbinado sugar, orange blossom honey, caramel candy, fudge with muted touches of clove, nutmeg and anise. A hint of smoke brings everything together.

Wyoming Whiskey is also releasing two pallets of Single Barrel Bourbon that represents the top 1% of barrels from their three warehouses. The Single Barrel has won numerous medals from international and craft spirits competitions and sells out almost immediately. It will be allocated to a number of select markets across the country.

Sign up to become a Whiskey Baron to receive the latest news and special offers from Wyoming Whiskey. For daily updates, follow Wyoming Whiskey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Wyoming Whiskey
Based in Kirby, Wyoming, Wyoming Whiskey has a simple goal: to create America’s next great bourbon. The company and product is a collaboration between its partners and 97,818 square miles of Wyoming. The Mead family first came to Wyoming as ranchers in 1890 and the state defines them, and their whiskey. They use the finest corn, wheat, barley, and water from the Big Horn Basin and promote Wyoming’s natural and human resources. Every drop of this bourbon is 100% Wyoming. To learn more, visithttp://www.wyomingwhiskey.com.

Media Contact:
Verde Brand Communications
Lauren Fallert
lfallert@verdepr.com

970-259-3555

Related

Wyoming Whiskey Embarks on National Expansion

Wyoming’s small batch bourbon pours into Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota Kirby, Wyo. (June 30, 2015) -Wyoming Whiskey, maker of award-winning small batch bourbon has added three more states to its area of distribution. Wyoming Whiskey is now available for purchase in Wisconsin, ...read more

Wyoming Whiskey Offers Weekly Free Tasting In Jackson

Kirby, Wyo. (June 5, 2015) -Wyoming Whiskey, maker of award-winning small batch bourbon, this week unveils a new partnership to offer a free whiskey tasting to members of the public on the town square in Jackson Hole, Wyo., seven days a week this summer. Based out of the Town ...read more

Wyoming Whiskey Hires Frank Sacca as Vice President and National Sales Director

Sacca tapped to lead national expansion Kirby, Wyo. (April 13, 2015) -Wyoming Whiskey, maker of award-winning small batch bourbon, has hired Frank Sacca as its Vice President and first-ever National Sales Director. Sacca has been hand selected to lead the charge toward rapid ...read more

Wyoming Whiskey Grows National Sales Force Under Direction of Frank Sacca

Industry vet John Boccino hired to lead northeast expansion Kirby, Wyo. (June 2, 2015) -Wyoming Whiskey, maker of award-winning small batch bourbon, has hired John Boccino as Northeast regional director of sales. Boccino will work under the direction of Wyoming Whiskey’s VP and ...read more

Amangani’s Chad Taylor Wins Wyoming Whiskey’s 2nd Annual Bartender Shootout

KIRBY, WY (Dec. 10, 2015)— After a highly competitive State Championship event and party in Jackson this past weekend, Wyoming Whiskey crowned Chad Taylor of Zinc Bar at Amangani the title of Wyoming’s burliest, surliest and best bartender. With his creation of a cocktail coined ...read more

Lifestyle Copper Mug small

Eco Vessel Releases Copper Double Barrel Insulated Mug

Boulder, CO (June 2015) – Eco Vessel, which manufactures and sells reusable hydration bottles and portable food containers, is launching a second version of their extremely popular Double Barrel Insulated Mug. This 16 fluid ounce mug is stainless steel on the inside and copper ...read more

WW_Logo

Wyoming Whiskey Taps Verde Brand Communications as Agency Of Record

Kirby, Wyo. (Jan. 15, 2015) -Wyoming Whiskey, maker of award-winning, small batch bourbon, has retained Verde Brand Communications as its agency of record. Verde will increase visibility and engagement of Wyoming Whiskey through public and media relations and creative brand ...read more

MK Logo_Full

Mountain Khakis® FREE WHISKEY & Events at OR * Booth# 12001

MOUNTAIN KHAKIS® FREE WHISKEY & EVENTS AT WINTER OUTDOOR RETAILER SHOW (Jackson Hole, WY – January 17, 2014)Mountain Khakis®, a leading mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand, promises to entertain, educate and inspire the Winter Market Outdoor Retailer show attendees with ...read more

Photo on 9-9-15 at 7.02 PM

Wyoming Whiskey Hires Rocky Mountain Regional Sales Manager

Chris Mastores is third addition in six months to Wyoming Whiskey’s new sales force Kirby, Wyo. (Sept. 14, 2015) -Wyoming Whiskey, maker of award-winning traditional small batch bourbon from an untraditional place, has hired Chris Mastores as Rocky Mountain regional sales ...read more