Wyoming Whiskey’s Powder River Straight Bourbon Debuts

| June 29, 2022

Wyoming Whiskey just released a limited-edition Powder River Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which continues the brand’s annual Wyoming-only releases.

A statement from the distiller notes that this whiskey is made from 19 hand-selected barrels of Wyoming Whiskey’s bourbon, which offer notes of spice, sweet, and savory flavors.

In total, Wyoming Whiskey will have 360 cases of Powder River available throughout the state by the end of June.

Powder River Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Powder River Straight Bourbon Whiskey (image via Wyoming Whiskey)

The whiskey’s namesake Powder River gathers itself in Northeast Wyoming and rumbles north into Yellowstone. The story goes, after crossing the river 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 … and the saying is still used today, heard at Wyoming fairs, rodeos, and football games.

Following the recent national release of their Wyoming Whiskey National Parks No. 2, Powder River continues to pay homage to Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary, as the whiskey brand will do throughout the milestone year.

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

He explained that Powder River is made from 68 percent corn, 20 percent wheat, and 12 percent malted barley. It’s bottled at 101 proof, 50.5% ABV. It has a suggested retail price of $70.

All the grains for Wyoming Whiskey products are grown in Wyoming and are non-GMO. The water used to produce Wyoming Whiskey is also sourced from a local limestone aquifer that’s been underground for more than 6,000 years.

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Wyoming Whiskey Powder River Straight Bourbon Whiskey distiller’s notes:

  • NOSE: Floral, brown sugar, plum, candied orange peel.
  • BODY: Molasses, ginger snap, marshmallow, mandarin and yogurt-covered raisins.
  • FINISH: Lengthy ginger, tea leaves and black pepper with bursts of citrus.
  • AGE: 6 years.

For more information, check out www.wyomingwhiskey.com.


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