By April Manning
This is a straight American blended whiskey that has a higher rye content and is bottled at 100 proof. Outryder is made from two different mash bills, distilled in November 2011. It’s crafted from two distinct mash bills distilled in November of 2011. The first contains 48% winter rye, 40% corn, and 12% malted barley. If you know your Federal spritis law, you might be scratching your head wondering what, exactly that could be, because no single grain in the bill is above the statutory 51%. The answer is simply “whiskey.” The second comes from the standard Wyoming Whiskey bourbon mash bill of 68% corn, 20% winter rye, and 12% malted barley.
Wyoming Whiskey produced 2,460 cases of this limited edition last autumn, and it’s still out there on store shelves.
The color has the pale blonde hues that seem to characterize Wyoming Whiskey with a light copper shimmering through. The nose gives off warm aromas of cinnamon, maple and butterscotch making the mouth water in anticipation. And this whiskey delivers the flavor in spades. There is an initial all spice baking sensation that turns into a spicy rye heat that expands finally throughout the whole palate. The warmth does take away some of the flavor and this one finishes heavy. A pleasure to sip, but this one is for the more capable whiskey enthusiast.
Outryder is available for $55.