New Nevada Bourbon Released From An In-State Farm Distillery

By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / February 19, 2020

The Frey Ranch Distillery in Nevada was founded back in 2006 by Colby and Ashley Frey on the Frey family’s 1,500-acre farm. This working farm grows a range of grain types, tied to the family’s deep history of farming in Northern Nevada that dates back over 150 years. A portion of these grains are now going into a new bourbon that’s been 100% sustainably grown, malted, distilled, matured, and bottled there.

The new Frey Ranch Straight Bourbon Whiskey, according to those behind it, was aged for a minimum of four years after being distilled from a four grain mash bill of non-GMO corn, winter cereal rye, winter wheat, and two-row barley. The Freys worked alongside “Master Distiller and Certified Crop Advisor” Russell Wedlake to oversee each stage of the production process.

“From farming and harvesting the grains through distillation and maturation,” said the distillery team in a prepared statement, “the Frey Ranch team is dedicated to crafting the highest quality whiskey, which doesn’t leave the ranch until it’s bottled and ready to be enjoyed. With the release of its Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Frey Ranch is pleased to introduce a whiskey that embodies the Frey family’s passion for farming and pride in their home state of Nevada, and a selection that can be enjoyed for many years to come.”

Frey Ranch Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Frey Ranch Straight Bourbon Whiskey (image via Frey Ranch)

As it stands now this bourbon, bottled at 90 proof, is pricing around $50 per 750 ml bottle. It can be enjoyed on its own or in a cocktail, and is currently available throughout Nevada, with plans to launch it in Northern California this spring. You’ll find some official tasting notes below for your consideration.

  • Nose: Oak and citrus with hints of honey, burnt orange peel, and candied orange
  • Palate: Vanilla, caramel, dried mint, banana chips, candy corn, and dried hay with a long finish of cedar, pepper, and treacle


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