Wyoming Whiskey, maker of small batch bourbon out of Kirby, Wyo. has landed a cameo role in the Netflix series “Longmire,” Season 4, which airs today, Sept. 10.
Based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, “Longmire” is a contemporary crime drama starring Australian actor Robert Taylor. Taylor plays the role of Walt Longmire, sheriff of the fictitious Absaroka County, Wyo.
After a long day protecting Absaroka, Longmire likes to sip on Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon.
A company founded and operated by 4th generation Wyoming cattle ranchers, Wyoming Whiskey uses classic 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 has not seen the light of day in over 6,000 years.
The bourbon itself is distilled on a working cattle ranch in Kirby, Wyoming (population: 92).
In appreciation of our TV debut, Wyoming Whiskey created a limited Longmire Edition label for Longmire Days this summer. Thirty six cases were donated to Johnson, who then auctioned them off.
Johnson realized over $8,000 in proceeds which will go to a charity of his choice. Every bottle of Longmire Edition Whiskey was personally signed by each cast member during Longmire Days. In the auction, bottle No. 1 went for $3500 with a promise of the buyer’s character being written into Johnson’s next book.
Wyoming Whiskey is now distributed in 26 states. Stay up to date on Wyoming Whiskey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Featured image: The Wyoming Whiskey crew at Longmire Days, including company co-founder David DeFazio (fourth in from the right in the white blazer) next to actor Robert Taylor and author Craig Johnson.