Whatchamacallit 62: Wyoming Whiskey

Wyoming Whiskey

Wyoming Whiskey is a (relatively) recent addition to the small distillery scene and, to the best of my knowledge, the only (legal) distillery in the State of Wyoming.

Given that I have much affection for Wyoming (despite its strong Republican leanings), I keep my eye out for cool, albeit unusual, Wyoming products – and when Wyoming Whiskey appeared on the scene, I tried to buy it.

After their first release, I was in Wyoming and nary a liquor store had a bottle in stock – I was out of luck.

Eventually I got my hands on this bottle, from batch 18, bottled on November 25, 2013.

It returned with me to Berlin and, at some point, I opened it up and poured myself an appropriate serving.

I found that it tasted, to my uncultured, inexperienced, palate, like paint thinner.

Thus, I haven’t really had more than a couple of samples – although one of my friends has told me that he finds it pleasant. I’d give him the bottle, but I want the bottle – so he drinks it when he visits.

I am not alone in my impression that batch 18 is disappointing. Although arriving their conclusions with differing, more expert, logic, the Whisky Jug said:

However, despite some good stuff possibly coming in the future the current (Batch 18) stuff just isn’t up-to-snuff. It starts out decent, but quickly turns into a bourbon flavored mineral water.

Interestingly, there is a relationship to my previous whisky Whatchamacallit, the Maker’s Mark – Although he does not appear to be listed on the Wyoming Whiskey website, in that era the product was made by Steve Nally, who previously had spent more than 30 years at Maker’s mark.

I have no idea what the current product is like – this bottle was so unimpressive, at least for me, that I haven’t had the urge to buy another bottle.

During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

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