I was happy to find out that Wyoming Whiskey is a distillery rather than just another brand with sourced juice. While many states outside of the obvious few have many distilleries that source, I can say that I have truly tasted Wyoming whiskey. The Double Cask was fantastic; up now is the flagship bottling. Bottled November 25, 2019. Batch 67. Nose: Red grape and wintergreen. Cranberry and raisin. Black cherry. Newspaper. Cornbread. Caramel. Maple pecan. Granny Smith apple. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and oak. A touch of tobacco smoke, maybe even slight hookah. Very unique—also very nice. Palate: Red grape, cranberry, raisin, black cherry, and wintergreen. Mint chocolate and pistachio. Newspaper. Granny Smith apple again, now with some Gala. Dried apricot and sun-dried tomato. A little bit of cornbread and a lot of banana bread. Walnut. Some cinnamon, black pepper, clove,nutmeg, and oak. Interesting again—and solid to boot. Finish: Wintergreen, black cherry, red grape, cranberry, and raisin remain prominent through the finish. Dried apricot, caramel, walnut, and pistachio kick in after that. Cinnamon, baking spices, and light oak round a moderate finish that leans to the short side. This is a great whiskey. It’s getting the same rating as the Double Cask. I give the latter a slight edge, but this is $15 cheaper ($40) which was taken into account. What I find interesting is that, while the wine cask notes were definitely more prominent in the DC, this and that shared a very similar profile. I attributed a lot of the Double Cask’s unique notes to the sherry cask finish; apparently I was wrong. The key is in the grain. This is a wheated bourbon from Wyoming. That’s an unlikely combination, and yet, it’s made it’s way out to the East Coast—and is easy to find at that. That shouldn’t be a surprise, because this is a winning recipe. Well done, Wyoming Whiskey. Once may be a fluke, twice is promising, hopefully whatever comes third makes me an outright fan. 4.5/5.
40.0 USD per Bottle