Wyoming Whiskey Accepts Awards for its Small Batch, Single Barrel

Kirby, Wyo. (April 7, 2015) - Wyoming Whiskey, maker of traditional small batch bourbon from an untraditional place, has received several awards this year for both its Small Batch Bourbon and its Single Barrel Bourbon.

“It has been a great few weeks as these results have trickled in,” said David DeFazio, co-founder of Wyoming Whiskey. “We are proud that Wyoming’s own whiskey is receiving national recognition in these prestigious competitions.”

  • Last week, the American Distilling Institute’s Craft American Spirits Awards 2015 awarded Wyoming Whiskey two medals in the Certified Craft Bourbon over 5 years of age category.  Wyoming Whiskey received a Silver medal for its Single Barrel Bourbon and a Bronze medal for its Small Batch Bourbon.  The Silver medal was the highest medal awarded in the class. 
  • The Denver International Spirits Competition awarded Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon a Silver medal in the Straight Bourbon Category.
  • The North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition awarded a Silver medal in the Single Barrel Bourbon under 10 years of age category to Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel Bourbon.

Wyoming Whiskey is made using traditional bourbon distilling methods with ingredients sourced exclusively from the Big Horn Basin in central Wyoming. Hand-selected, non-GMO corn, wheat and barley are all grown locally in Kirby, Byron, Thermopolis and Riverton.  Water for the recipe is sourced from a mile-deep, limestone aquifer that hasn’t seen the light of day in over 6,000 years.

Wyoming Whiskey’s Small Batch Bourbon is medium amber in color with a nose of sweet corn, molasses, and clove.  It is medium bodied with a palate of vanilla, caramel, charred oak, and a hint of citrus.  The finish is mild with lingering caramel and toast, and is very smooth.

About Wyoming Whiskey

Based in Kirby, Wyoming, Wyoming Whiskey has a simple goal: to create America’s next great bourbon. The company and product is a collaboration between its partners and 97,818 square miles of Wyoming. The Mead family first came to Wyoming as ranchers in 1890 and the state defines them, and their whiskey.  They use the finest non-GMO corn, wheat, barley, and water from the Big Horn Basin and promote Wyoming’s natural and human resources.  Every drop of this bourbon is 100% Wyoming. To learn more, visit


Lauren Fallert
Verde Brand Communications