Wyoming Whiskey Launches Powder River Straight Bourbon

Wyoming Whiskey Powder River Straight Bourbon

Wyoming Whiskey has launched its limited-edition Powder River straight bourbon whiskey as a continuation of its annual Wyoming-only releases. This whiskey is crafted from nineteen barrels of the brand’s finest bourbon. Only 360 cases will be made available.

The product is named for the Powder River which gathers itself in Northeast Wyoming and rumbles between gunpowder-dry riverbanks north into Yellowstone country. After crossing it in the late 1800’s and putting a few celebratory pistol rounds through the roof of a saloon, a cowboy coined the phrase “Powder River, Let ‘er buck.” Wyoming troops used the refrain in the Spanish American War; they still do today. It’s a phrase heard at Wyoming fairs, rodeos, and football games.

Coming out just weeks after the national release of Wyoming Whiskey National Parks No. 2, Powder River continues to pay homage to Yellowstone in the park’s 150th year as the brand will continue to do throughout this milestone year.

“Our Wyoming-only releases are my favorite bourbons in our portfolio,” says co-Founder David DeFazio. “It’s no coincidence that Powder River’s flavor profile falls right in my wheelhouse.”

Powder River is a straight bourbon whiskey made from 68-percent corn, 20-percent wheat, and 12-percent malted barley. It is bottled at 101 proof (50.5% ABV) and aged for six years. Like all Wyoming Whiskey products, all grains are grown in Wyoming and are non-GMO. The water used to produce Wyoming Whiskey is also sourced from a local limestone aquifer that has not seen the light of day in over 6,000 years. 

On the nose, floral aromas combine with notes of brown sugar, plum, and candied orange peel. The palate features rich molasses, ginger snap, marshmallow, mandarin. and yogurt covered raisins. The finish delivers lengthy ginger, tea leaves and black pepper with bursts of citrus.

Past Wyoming-only releases include Eclipse, Steamboat, Statesman, Hole in the Wall, and Thunder Basin. It will retail for $70.00.

For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.