• Wyoming Outryder Straight American Whiskey

The nose shows aromas of chocolate caramels, mint, white pepper and brown sugar. The palate has a lovely creamy texture to it with flavors of fresh rye, chocolate and a barrel spice/ pepper spice combo on the finish. D&M Tasting Notes

48% Rye, 40% Corn, 12% Malted Barley

50% ABV

Truly craft Bourbon and Rye hybrid from the wide open spaces of Kirby, Wyoming. The story of Wyoming Whiskey begins with one of the most prominent ranching families in Wyoming, the Meads. The Mead family business for much of the last 125 odd years has been raising and selling cattle in Kirby and Spring Gulch, Wyoming. In the early 2000s, the current heads of the family, Brad and Kate, purchased some land for winter grazing of their cattle on the banks of the Bighorn River. It was then and there that they had something of a eureka moment. The craft whiskey movement was just beginning to take shape, and they realized they had everything they needed to make whiskey on their new plot of land. They took on a family friend, David Defazio (a journeyman with a law degree) as a founding partner and went about building the distillery from the ground up. With the instruction and deep knowledge of Steve Nally (Maker’s Mark alum with 30 years under his belt) the distillery and concept came into focus. Their pride and joy, a custom 38-foot still from Vendome Copper & Brass Works.

The Meads and David were focused on a sense of place for their whiskey, a fact highlighted by where they get their raw ingredients. The grains for their whiskey are sourced from within 100 miles of the distillery and the water for all operations is drawn from the mile deep limestone aquifer that sits below the distillery. Today Brad and Kate’s son Sam Mead is the head distiller. This is a whiskey that defies easy categorization, so simply resides in the broad category of American Straight Whiskey. The whiskey is composed of two different mash bills distilled in 2011. The first third is made up of a mash bill containing 48% winter rye, 40% corn, and 12% malted barley and the second majority share is a traditional bourbon mash bill of 68% corn, 20% winter rye, and 12% malted barley. All of these grains are non-GMO and grown by Rageth Farms in Byron, 70 miles north of the distillery. The barrel the distillate was put in has a #4 char, same as the Russell’s Reserve. 

Wyoming Outryder Straight American Whiskey

  • $53.99