Fall just got a little cozier, as Wyoming Whiskey just announced the release of their new Straight American Whiskey, Outryder. This straight whiskey from two distinct mash bills is the distiller’s first use of rye, which combined with corn and malted barley create a long, spicy rye finish that is coupled with hints of buttery toffee. Outryder has an initial nose of creamy browned butter with cinnamon, clove, and allspice, along with freshly baked, dark-rye bread.
The first mash bill contains 48% winter rye, 40% corn, and 12% malted barley. The second is more of a traditional bourbon mash bill of 68% corn, 20% winter rye, and 12% malted barley. The grains of these mash bills are all grown in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming and are non-GMO.
“While bourbon continues to be our focus, it is important to show that a variety of great whiskies can be made in Wyoming,” commented Co-Founder, David DeFazio. “Outryder is the spicier brother of our Small Batch Bourbon and has quickly become a favorite among our distilling team.”
The new creation was the collaborative effort between Wyoming Whiskey co-founder David DeFazio, who originally requested the two whiskeys be made in November 2011, Wyoming Whiskey Distiller, Sam Mead, with the tasting input of industry consultant and master blender, Nancy Fraley.
Fraley gave Outryder excellent marks, “I'm absolutely loving this ‘rye!’ I have to say that it is my favorite Wyoming Whiskey product.”
Outryder will keep some great company, joining the award winning Small Batch Bourbon, Single Barrel Bourbon, and Barrel Strength Bourbon Whiskey offerings already in the Wyoming Whiskey portfolio. All Wyoming Whiskey uses water sourced from a mile-deep limestone aquifer and all regionally sourced, non-GMO ingredients, adding to the incredible and unique taste of this brand. Every drop of bourbon is 100% Wyoming.
2,460 cases of Outryder became available for purchase in mid-October with the suggested retail price of $54.99 per bottle.