A Toast to Integrity
It’s not every day that a brand of whiskey pays homage to a living legend. But that’s exactly what Wyoming Whiskey has done with their latest special bourbon release: a unique tribute to none other than Sen. Al Simpson through a unique bourbon fittingly christened ‘Integrity’.
Wyoming Whiskey & Sen. Al Simpson: An Unlikely Pairing
On the surface, whiskey makers and politicians seem like an odd couple, but not when you consider the man behind the legend – Sen. Al Simpson. A quintessential product of the Cowboy State, Simpson is famous for his straight-shooting style and commitment to honesty, principles that resonate deeply with the ethos of Wyoming Whiskey.
The Story Behind ‘Integrity’
The story of ‘Integrity’ bourbon begins with the connection between the Senator and Wyoming Whiskey’s co-founder, Brad Mead. Al Simpson and Mead have been friends for years, with Simpson even officiating Mead’s wedding. The Mead family, appreciative of Simpson’s unwavering integrity and ethos, found the perfect way to honor him – through the creation of a bourbon that could encapsulate the spirit of his values.
Making of ‘Integrity’ Bourbon
‘Integrity’ bourbon isn’t just another booze on the shelf. It’s a finely crafted spirit, embodying the strong values that both Wyoming Whiskey and Sen. Al Simpson are known for. The bourbon, like the man, is nothing short of a classic. ‘Integrity’ bourbon is a blend of Wyoming Whiskey’s finest bourbon batches, chosen specifically for their uncompromising quality and taste.
A Tasting Experience that’s Second to None
The ‘Integrity’ bourbon promises an unparalleled tasting experience. The nose exhibits an inviting aroma of caramel and vanilla with just a hint of spice. The first sip reveals a full, rich body with flavors of cinnamon and oak, balanced by a pleasing sweetness. The finish lingers, smooth and long, a fitting tribute to a man known for his enduring commitment to public service.
Continuing the Legacy of Sen. Al Simpson
With the release of ‘Integrity’, Wyoming Whiskey continues Sen. Al Simpson’s legacy of commitment to the community. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of ‘Integrity’ bourbon will be donated to the Senator Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership at Northwest College. The institute aims to foster and encourage student involvement in public service, a cause that Simpson has always championed.
Wrapping it Up
In the world of spirits, it’s not uncommon to see distillers honouring their heritage or the unique qualities of their region with special editions. But it is rare to see a whiskey honour an individual – and an inspiration – like Sen. Al Simpson. ‘Integrity’ is more than just a bourbon: it’s a story of dedication, perseverance, and, above all, integrity. Just like Sen. Simpson.