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.
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.