Hot Springs County – Home of Wyoming Whiskey. In 1915, when Wyoming coal miners wanted a drink after a hard day’s work, it wasn’t so easy to do. One option was to visit a local “blind pig” (the rural name for ‘speakeasy’) that sold illegal moonshine – unaged white whisky – in secret areas of the remote sagebrush. This old tradition has been revived in style with properly aged whiskey that is now legal to buy in the old mining town of Kirby.
Using grains grown exclusively in the Bighorn Basin, pure limestone water from the Madison formation, and allowing their whiskey to age a minimum of five years, Wyoming Whiskey is a leader among American whiskey distillers and is Wyoming’s first legal distillery.