Wyoming Whiskey Announces Collection Inspired By National Parks

By Allyson Nichols / April 19, 2021

Wyoming Whiskey recently announced a new whiskey collection inspired by our national parks.

The Wide-Open Spaces Collection is an annual, small-batch production of Wyoming Whiskey that supports parks across the country in partnership with the National Park Foundation.  It features four artfully crafted bottles of Wyoming Whiskey, as well as a new National Parks Limited Edition American Whiskey. The first in the collection–Wide Open Spaces –By Air–was inspired by Wyoming’s national parks.

Each bottle of the limited-edition, custom By Air series is held within a decorative wooden vessel mirroring Wyoming’s topography, hand-carved by natural materials artist Jamison Sellers. Sellers is known for his efficient use of materials and minimal environmental impact of production.

Wyoming Whiskey National Parks Limited Edition American Whiskey

Wyoming Whiskey National Parks Limited Edition American Whiskey (image via Wyoming Whiskey)

The labels on each bottle feature aerial images captured by Wyoming photographer Tuck Fauntleroy. The series of images were curated by award-winning actor and environmentalist Harrison Ford, the creative director of the series.

“The By Air Collection is our tribute to the natural beauty of the very place that inspired our American Whiskey,” Co-founder of Wyoming Whiskey David DeFazio said in a prepared statement. “We are truly fortunate to live among parks that are national treasures. It is only right that we pay it forward in preserving these wide-open spaces through this annual initiative that supports the National Park Foundation.”

To celebrate the first collection, four custom bottles curated by Wyoming Whiskey and Harrison Ford will be available only through a live virtual auction on April 20. The auction will also feature several additional items to bid on, from custom merchandise to vacation retreats, in support and celebration of the collection. All proceeds from the auction will go to National Park Foundation.

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The National Parks Limited Edition American Whiskey is available for purchase at Reserve Bar, Flaviar, and select NY, GA, CO and WY retailers, for $49.99. Meanwhile, you’ll find more official details below on the Wide Open Spaces –By Air bottlings.

  • Barrel #5434, Inspired by Black Sand Basin: Representing both the very best of Wyoming Whiskey’s Small Batch Bourbon caramel, orange, and vanilla aroma profile and the perfect Cask Strength barrel.  Bottled at cask strength, it has smooth, sweet flavors of orange, vanilla, and caramel, while the palate exudes flavors of grilled white peaches and Chinese 5 spice powder. It is an exceptionally well-balanced, expressive, and elegant Bourbon. 
  • Barrel #2864, Inspired by Hayden Valley: A big, bold Whiskey with strong shoulders and a surprisingly soft, pleasant finish, this American Straight Whiskey has been taken from a single cask that has rye in the mash bill, uncustomary for Wyoming Whiskey. The deep mahogany Hayden Valley features a mash bill of 48% winter rye, 40% corn, and 12% malted barley and is bottled at cask strength. It displays bold aromas of dark chocolate covered cherries, wintergreen leaves, and Devil’s food chocolate cake with coconut and walnut icing. The palate offers intense notes of Demerara sugar, Persian black tea, muddled mint leaves, and dill, with a long, semi-sweet finish
  • Barrel #2760, Inspired by Grand Teton: Never released as a single barrel expression before, this Rye Bourbon helps makes up Wyoming Whiskey’s Outryder. Taken from a single cask that has a mash bill containing 68% corn, 20% winter rye, and 12% malted barley and bottled at cask strength. It expresses notes of blackberry cobbler with a cinnamon-sprinkled biscuit crust, English sticky toffee pudding, and honeyed hay. The palate finishes with baking spices and orange blossom honey. This is an exceptionally balanced whiskey with great finesse and a spectrum of flavors to suit every palate. 
  • Barrel #5004, Inspired by Yellowstone Lake: Representing the finest of Wyoming Whiskey’s Small Batch Bourbon spiced aroma profile, in addition to being a darker, richer expression of the rare Cask Strength release. Bottled at cask strength, it offers notes of prunes in sweet syrup, black currant, and Persian black tea. The finish is long, with hints of Medjool dates, thick molasses, and savory desert sage blossom honey. It is a complex Bourbon with a wide spectrum of sweet, savory, spicy, smoky, and nutty aromas.