Wyoming Whiskey announces the release of Outryder Straight American Whiskey in 2024

Wyoming Whiskey Outryder Straight American Whiskey (2024 release)
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Wyoming Whiskey has announced the 2024 release of Outryder Straight American Whiskey.

This year’s release marks the seventh Outryder release for Wyoming Whiskey and is the first release to blend a traditional high-rye bourbon with a rye whiskey. Previous releases have been blends of a high-rye bourbon and an even higher-rye bourbon, which Wyoming Whiskey calls an “almost rye whiskey.”

Below more about the history of Outryder:

In 2010, co-founder David DeFazio asked then-Wyoming Whiskey distiller, Bourbon Hall of Famer Steve Nally, to develop a rye. Nally expressed his reluctance; he did not want to make rye and expressed his distaste for the spirit and the notorious difficulty of working with it, as it tends to clog machines and complicate the production process. The founders encouraged Nally to reconsider, and he ultimately acquiesced to the request. In late 2011, two different whiskeys were released: nearly 100 barrels of “rye” and 200 barrels of bourbon made with rye. In 2016, after Nally left Wyoming Whiskey, it was time to bottle. New distiller Sam Mead called DeFazio to explain that the whiskey Nally had produced was only 48% rye, disqualifying it from the rye whiskey category. The team was stunned. DeFazio called Nally and said, “I want you to know that the ‘rye’ you made is spectacular – but why did you only use 48% rye in the mash?” Nally replied with an implied grin, “Because I told you I didn’t want to make rye.” Thus, Wyoming Whiskey Outryder was born.

The 2024 release of Outryder Straight American Whiskey features a 51% rye recipe combined with the standard high rye bourbon, blended at a bourbon to rye barrel ratio of 2.5.

The Outryder Straight American Whiskey, bottled at 50% ABV (100 proof), is described as having aromas of “baked orchard fruit with cinnamon and chocolate hazelnut.” The palate exhibits flavors of “maple syrup with candied walnuts and orange bitters.” It ends with “lingering chocolate and espresso bean.”

At launch, the 2024 version of Outryder will be available exclusively in Wyoming at a suggested retail price of $84.99.

Source: Wyoming Whiskey.

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