Wyoming Whiskey, known for its exceptional bourbons, has made a significant announcement with the launch of its National Parks No. 3 and The Grand bourbon whiskies. These releases are part of the distillery's ongoing commitment to paying homage to natural treasures while supporting their conservation.
The Fall 2023 bourbon releases, National Parks No. 3 and The Grand, hold a special connection to Grand Teton National Park and aim to support the Grand Teton National Park Foundation (GTNPF), the park's philanthropic partner. This partnership underscores Wyoming Whiskey's dedication to preserving the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Grand Teton National Park.
Co-founder of Wyoming Whiskey, Kate Mead, expressed her deep attachment to Grand Teton National Park, highlighting the memorable moments she and her family have enjoyed in this breathtaking location. Kate Mead is also a founding member of the GTNPF board of directors, further solidifying the distillery's commitment to the cause.
To support the foundation's efforts, Wyoming Whiskey will make a substantial donation of $150,000. Co-founder David DeFazio stated, "It is an honor for Wyoming Whiskey to be able to give back to the park and help to protect this beautiful land in our own backyard — a place so close to our hearts."
National Parks No. 3: A Bourbon Tribute to Grand Teton
National Parks No. 3 is a straight bourbon whiskey aged for a minimum of five years. Inspired by the majestic Snake River winding through the 310,000-acre Grand Teton National Park, this bourbon offers a unique flavor profile. Compared to last year's National Parks No. 2, it is said to have subdued the more floral notes. With a bold 105 proof, it provides an exciting drinking experience.
This exceptional bourbon will retail for a suggested price of $79.99 and will be available in select U.S. markets and online through platforms like ReserveBar.
The Grand Collection: A Symphony of Three Exceptional Bourbons
The Grand collection by Wyoming Whiskey is a trio of bourbons that are aged for a remarkable ten years. These high-rye bourbons are presented at cask strength, allowing whiskey enthusiasts to savor their full-bodied character.
Master Blender Nancy Fraley, a respected figure in the world of whiskey blending, identified these barrels during her work at the distillery's rickhouses in remote Kirby, Wyoming. Originating from the November and December 2011 rye bourbon stock, these barrels have been carefully preserved to create The Grand collection.
Each of the three offerings in The Grand collection represents a different season, with labels showcasing the majestic Grand Teton during the fall, winter, or spring. These bourbons come packaged in wooden display boxes inspired by the iconic Grand Teton Mountain Range.
Only a limited number of bottles, fewer than 400, will be available for purchase in select markets in Wyoming, California, Colorado, and New York. Each 750-ml bottle of The Grand will retail for a suggested price of $499.99, making it a coveted addition to any whiskey connoisseur's collection.
Wyoming Whiskey's dedication to crafting exceptional bourbons that not only delight the palate but also contribute to the preservation of natural wonders underscores the distillery's commitment to quality, conservation, and community.
About Wyoming Whiskey
Wyoming Whiskey is a relatively young but rapidly emerging American craft distillery located in Kirby, Wyoming. Founded in 2009 by the Mead family, it represents a new generation of whiskey producers in the United States. The distillery's location in the heart of Wyoming's Big Horn Basin provides access to the pure mountain water from the nearby Bighorn Mountains, a key ingredient in their whiskey production.
One of Wyoming Whiskey's standout features is its dedication to crafting small-batch, handcrafted bourbon. The distillery takes pride in producing all aspects of their whiskey in-house, from mashing the grains to distillation and aging. This hands-on approach allows for meticulous quality control throughout the entire whiskey-making process.
Wyoming Whiskey's flagship product, the Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon, has garnered acclaim for its rich and well-balanced flavor profile. Made from a mash bill primarily consisting of corn, along with wheat, malted barley, and a touch of rye, it is aged in new American oak barrels for a minimum of five years. The result is a bourbon with notes of caramel, vanilla, and a subtle spiciness that has gained recognition among bourbon enthusiasts.
In addition to their Small Batch Bourbon, Wyoming Whiskey offers a variety of limited-edition releases and single barrel expressions. These offerings showcase the distillery's commitment to innovation and experimentation, allowing whiskey lovers to explore different facets of their craft.
Wyoming Whiskey's commitment to quality and the use of locally sourced ingredients have contributed to its reputation as one of the rising stars in the American whiskey scene. The distillery's emphasis on sustainability and community engagement aligns with the values of the Wyoming community, further solidifying its place in the craft whiskey landscape.
The distillery also offers tours and tastings, providing visitors with an opportunity to learn about their production process and appreciate the unique flavors of Wyoming-made bourbon. In summary, Wyoming Whiskey is an exciting addition to the American craft whiskey scene, known for its small-batch, handcrafted bourbon and its commitment to quality, tradition, and sustainability. With a focus on excellence and a growing reputation, Wyoming Whiskey is poised for continued success in the world of American whiskey.