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    Wyoming bourbon

    Check out www.wyomingwhiskey.com
    I'm excited to try this juice when it comes out. I'm definatly gonna check out the distillery, an hour from my house!
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    Re: Wyoming bourbon

    You really should get up there. I just got back from visiting with them. Steve is really doing things the right way. I think his hard work will pay off.

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    Re: Wyoming bourbon

    What's the background on these guys i.e. Mashbill, proof into the barrel and into the bottle?
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    Re: Wyoming bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by GOCOUGS2002 View Post
    What's the background on these guys i.e. Mashbill, proof into the barrel and into the bottle?
    Steve is former master distiller at Maker's. His wife, Donna, ran the tourism operation. It's a new distillery, column with doubler, all Vendome. They make about four barrels a day. They're making wheated bourbon and put the first batch down a year-and-a-half ago. They're not saying when they'll bottle something but they promise to give us 12 months warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Steve is former master distiller at Maker's. His wife, Donna, ran the tourism operation. It's a new distillery, column with doubler, all Vendome. They make about four barrels a day. They're making wheated bourbon and put the first batch down a year-and-a-half ago. They're not saying when they'll bottle something but they promise to give us 12 months warning.
    Sucks about the twelve month warning. The first distillation was born on July 4th 2009. I was hoping to buy some two year whiskey to try out, but I guess patience makes good whiskey and I'm sure Steve won't be letting any mediocre juice out of his Wyoming distillery. Maybe he'll let me taste some white dog
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    The aging hurtle is a big one but you only have to jump it once. After that you have product in the pipeline and can actually supply demand. If you try to sell some of it young you incur that cost of selling, you establish a profile in the consumer's mind that's not really the profile you want them to have, you get distracted by the marketing demands, and you reduce the amount of product that will reach full maturity. I'm not saying one way is right and the other way is wrong but if you have the financing this is one way to go. Part of it is hiring a distiller who knows what he's doing, so you're not spending money to age somebody's learning curve. 2013 (my estimate, not theirs) will be here before we know it. There are plenty of micro-distilleries around who have been in business for five or six years. If they had been putting whiskey down all that time they would have a fully-aged product on the market now. There are others. Garrison isn't selling anything at less than two years and has quite a bit of stock that's getting older. Dry Fly is on a trajectory similar to Nally's with their whiskey, although they do sell vodka and gin.

    The problem we have seen with people who buy and bottle bulk whiskey "until their own is ready" is that it never seems to happen. This approach looks more promising.

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    Re: Wyoming bourbon

    Steve will not bottle it till it is ready. We at finger lakes are seeling stuff from small barrels, but in a few years, it will be longer aged stuff from the big barrels.

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    Re: Wyoming bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Steve is former master distiller at Maker's. His wife, Donna, ran the tourism operation. It's a new distillery, column with doubler, all Vendome. They make about four barrels a day. They're making wheated bourbon and put the first batch down a year-and-a-half ago. They're not saying when they'll bottle something but they promise to give us 12 months warning.
    Thanks for the update Chuck, I might have to stop by on my way to Colorado. It seems like former master distiller's from Maker's are very involved in micro-distilling. David Pickerell has had a big hand in the start up and mentorship of the distillers at Woodinville Whiskey.
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    I was talking with Steve and Donna last May and I was pleased with what Steve described as their operarion. He told me he was going to age it right and not sell before it was ready. He is using Wyoming grains and is even looking at doing a rye whiskey in the future. I think this will be a distillery to watch because they will have a top notch product at a reasonable price. Mike Veach

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    Re: Wyoming bourbon

    I stopped in and visited with Donna and Steve on one of my road trips out west. Very nice facility.....you can do it right with the "right" investors. Looking forward to actually buying their whiskey in a few years.

    BTW, they are located out in the middle of BFE. Not much to do there. But only 200 miles +/- from Yellowstone NP and/or Jackson WY.

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