Wyoming Whiskey Releases Limited Powder River


June 21, 2022

Powder River Bottle

Wyoming Whiskey announced the release of its limited edition Powder River straight bourbon whiskey as a continuation of its annual Wyoming-only releases.

The whiskey is crafted from 19 barrels of Wyoming Whiskey’s finest bourbon which offer a complex interplay between spice, sweet and savory notes, per a news release. With only 360 cases available statewide hitting shelves on June 24, the product is expected to sell out quickly.

The product is named for the Powder River which gathers itself in Northeast Wyoming and rumbles between gunpowder-dry riverbanks north into Yellowstone country. After crossing it in the late 1800s and putting a few celebratory pistol rounds through the roof of a saloon, a cowboy coined the phrase “Powder River, let ‘er buck.” Wyoming troops used the refrain in the Spanish American War; they still do today. It’s a phrase heard at Wyoming fairs, rodeos, and football games.

Coming out just weeks after the national release of Wyoming Whiskey National Parks No. 2, Powder River continues to pay homage to Yellowstone in the park’s 150th year as the brand will continue to do throughout this milestone year.

Aged six years, Powder River is a straight bourbon whiskey made from 68 percent corn, 20 percent wheat, and 12 percent malted barley. It is bottled at 101 proof and will retail for $70.00. Like all Wyoming Whiskey products, all grains are grown in Wyoming and are non-GMO. The water used to produce Wyoming Whiskey is also sourced from a local limestone aquifer that has not seen the light of day in over 6,000 years.

Wyoming Whiskey honors the history, landscape and culture of its territory through its Wyoming exclusive product offerings. Those who have been following the exclusive series may recall Eclipse, Steamboat, Statesman, Hole in the Wall, and Thunder Basin.

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