Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch

Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch
Whisky Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch
Country United States
Type Bourbon
Cask American Oak
Abv 44%
Rating 76/100
Reviews of Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch
says on February 11, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 47/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Fusel alcohol, sawdust, glue and plastic, charcoal, peppery spices, perfume, orange rind, tannins and rye.

Nose

Honey orange color, cough syrup color. The very first aroma is pure fusel alcohol: it's like the exhaust from a 2002 Saturn SL1. Charcoal. A surprising amount of plastic. Yes, there is some sawdust, some kindergarten glue, and the peppery spice of rye and the barrel char. But all of the secondary aromas pale in comparison to the gas tank full of fumes coming out of the glass, even after it sits out for a bit.

Palate

The feel on the palate is oily at first, and then dries out afterward. Black pepper and Cinnamon spices at first, with the bitterness of carraway seeds. Some rubbing alcohol, followed by the sawdust from old wood. The tail end is milder: orange peel, citric lemon rind, and an herbal character.

Finish

Finishes ashy: sawdust, black pepper, lacquered wood. There are plenty of barrel tannins that sit on the palate for a bit. There is a heavily perfumed finale; floral but also pungent. The finish is decidedly harsh: the floral and tannic elements fade and the ashy harshness remains. This particular type of Bourbon doesn't really work for me.

says on September 25, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Good nose. Full flavor. Smooth finish. Maybe a little too sweet.

says on June 19, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep gold

General description

Not overly impressed with this bourbon. While this is not bottom tear for me it's no where near top. What I mean is, I would not seek this bourbon out. Wont turn it down..
It tastes young and no flavor really pops for me.

Nose

Mellow is the best description...spice, brown sugar...

Palate

Even over the palate, no mouth feel to speak of.... baking spices, and maybe a short bread cookie

Finish

Short with some oak and sweetness...

says on December 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

Good taste, great nose, but the two are not the same. I could be convinced to buy again, but if the price went up too much, I’d likely do without. But this is a very decent bourbon. I look forward to reviewing this distillery more in the future. 84/100

SETTING: 
Though not full of woodsy flavors, I picture this spirit being a perfect breath of fresh air in a wood-working shop, taking happy sips when you take a step back to admire how far you’ve come, and even how far you have yet to go.

VITALS:
– Made in: Kirby, Wyoming, USA
– Distiller: Wyoming Whiskey Inc.
– Classification: Wyoming Straight Bourbon Whiskey; Small Batch
– Age: Minimum of 5 years*
– Bottled: October 27, 2016
– Mash Bill: Two yeast strains used, including a high yield and a proprietary yield. The propriety yield yeast is said to provide more fruit flavors.
Corn=68%; Wheated=20%; Malted Barley=12%*
– Casks: Char undisclosed
– Barrel Entry Proof: undisclosed
– ABV: 44% (88 proof)
– Price: $39.95
*Visit wyomingwhiskey.com to see more about the mash bill and age for this bourbon.

ENJOYMENT METHOD: Neat from a Glencairn glass with father and fellow reviewer, Brian Dawson (username: bdawson57). Check out his review for this bourbon and many others on his profile!

Nose

There is a brightness on the first shallow inhales, almost like a white wine. The oak is sweet with floral and fruity notes. I can detect white pepper as a subtle spice with a pinch of ginger. As far as specific fruit, I’d say apricot and raisins. Deeper inhales coax out a simple syrup that is just shy of caramel and apple. The proof is low enough that any experienced whiskey drinker can breathe as long as deep into the dram as they’d like without fear of getting burned – a great feature for a bourbon with such a nice bouquet.

Palate

– Mouth Feel: Fresh and a little sinus-clearing, but pleasant. 
– Balance: Blended. Not outstanding, but not awful. Average. 
– Visual: Tawny in color (could be argued to be a little lighter), there are fat legs that drop slowly in the Glencairn, leaving behind a stunning crown.

– Taste: There is freshness in a slight citrusy tang that morphs to become an apricot fruit leather. Green grapes creep in second that are a little overripe. I’d say the citrus is most similar to grapefruit, but it’s overshadowed quickly by maraschino cherries that are married to a brittle hay/straw bale. The raisins from the nose sit quietly at the back of the palate. 

Not much spice is here either, aside from the pinch of ginger from the nose. Aside from the freshness and brightness from a lemon-scented wood polish, there is very little oak detectable.

With a Kentucky chew, vanilla bursts through in a dark and rich variety. The chew also is the only place in this bourbon where the alcohol has any strong voice, given its low proof.

Finish

– Lasting Power: Long. Not an overabundance of bourbon warmth left over, but enough to feel lit from the chest to the mouth for every breath. Very nice!
– Between sips: Believe it or not, but I find marshmallows here! This seems to be the only spot where any kind of caramel shows up, but it is SO subtle. As a fruit lover, I’m not disappointed by this.

– No More: The flavors don’t change the further into the glass I get, but the warmth does continue to grow. 

The empty Glencairn is a peaceful and gentle oak aroma, just enough to lull you into serenity.

says on December 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Overall, Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch  is a nice addition to most anyone's bunker.  It is not likely to "wow," but its aromas and flavors are quite nice.  I would buy it again and have a pour when I would like something simple after an easy day of easy toil.

WYOMING WHISKEY SMALL BATCH VITAL STATS:
Category: Wyoming Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Small Batch
Region*: Kirby, WY, USA
Distillery*: Wyoming Whiskey, Inc.
Mash Bill*: 68% Corn, 20% Wheat, 12% Malt Barley
Yeast*: Two (proprietary) strains (one adds slight fruity notes)
Barrel Char: unpublished
Barrel entry proof: unpublished
Batch: 39
Age*: Aged a minimum of 5 years in one of three Kirby, Wyoming Rickhouses
Bottling Date: 27-October-2016
ABV: 44% (88 Proof)
*see more at https://www.wyomingwhiskey.com/

ENJOYMENT METHOD:
For the evaluation, I shared the juice neat from Glencairn glasses with my daughter and fellow WhiskySuggest reviewer Hannahp009.  Look for her review for this bourbon elsewhere in the App.

The rating below is similar to my reviews of Baker's Bourbon Batch B-90-001, Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel, Dry Fly Straight Wheat Whiskey, Elijah Craig Small Batch, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A119, Henry McKenna Single Barrel, Knob Creek 09 yr Small Batch, Willet Pot Still Reserve, and Yellowstone Select.

Nose

What a wonderful nose!  I could breath this in all night long.  It is fresh, clean and pleasant with no alcohol burn.  There are faint wafts of fruit trees and wheat fields in the wind.  Prolonged nosing adds fresh apples, lemon citrus and a hint of sweet maraschino cherries.  There are subtle spices of ginger, nutmeg, white pepper and rich vanilla.  Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch's sweetness comes in as a surprising essence of yellow cake batter, caramelized light brown sugar, and pecan toffee.  Any wood I detect fades in and out as notes of light cedar.

Palate

Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch has the typically warm bite of a low ABV bourbon, but its taste is a bit disjointed from the aromas sensed on the nose.  Gone are the sweeter elements of fruit and cake, replaced by roasted corn and wheat, and a strange essense of grassy, ground oregano and citrus zest.  Its spices are of ginger and black pepper and present as savory browned butter in a slightly burnt pie crust.  What sweetness there is comes in as light vanilla, simple syrup, and of faint burnt malt and fire roasted marshmallow.  Wyoming Whiskey is also an earthy dram, with a little leather mixed with the woody char of strong, seasoned and spicy oak.

Balance, Body, Feel and Look:
This is an unusual whiskey as its aroma and taste are so different.  It is silken in the mouth and there is a slight and unexpected, but not unpleasant, coppery aftertaste.  In the Glencairn, little clinging droplets greet the eye between sips and form a nice inverted crown.  As the dram is downed, a liquid curtain coats the inside of the glass, giving way to fat, medium-slow dropping legs which return to the tawny pool.

Finish

Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch finishes short on flavors but with similar but greatly subdued tastes detected on the palate.  It is warming in the throat, but not as much as other whiskeys, likely owing to its lower alcohol content.  The empty Glencairn is full of oak accompanied by a faint and disappearing aroma of brown buttered sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla.

says on May 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Smooth and flavorful. A nice spiciness but low heat.

says on November 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 45/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Grassy and not much else.

says on June 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

newer bottles are improving, this has a ton of spice and wood throughout with not a lot else, slight tobacco and nut finish which is mediun

says on May 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale gold

General description

very earthy and bready

Nose

fruity like bananas foster

Palate

bready earthy

Finish

not much of one - a little mint

says on May 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Would have sworn I was drinking a rye. Peppery and spicy that comes too aggressive for my liking.

says on May 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Solid whiskey with a nice finish, but easily forgettable.

says on March 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Yellow gold

General description

just whiskey, it was a gift. Won't buy it after this bottle.

Nose

whiskey, bit of rubbing alcohol at first

Palate

weak, not much there

Finish

non-existent

says on November 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Oatmeal, Caramel and Peaches.

says on March 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Good bourbon. Fairly smooth, a little sweet and spicy.

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  • Vanilla
  • Spice
  • Floral
  • Cinnamon
  • Caramel
  • Bean
  • Smooth
  • Pudding
  • Mint
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  • Dark amber
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  • Butter
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