Family owned and operated, Backwards Distilling Company was founded in 2014 in Mills, Wyoming by the Pollock Family. Since then, we have expanded our distillery and opened our downtown Casper Tasting Room.



When launching our first aged spirit, we wanted something that was approachable and that reflected the place where it was made. To ensure the Wyoming weather can have full control over the aging conditions of our product, we opt to not climate control our barrel room. And while we do love fine bourbon, there is a time and a place for more mild and delicate expressions of whiskey profiles. American Whiskey showcases that.

We used techniques from the bourbon and Canadian whiskey worlds to develop a profile that was robust enough to be interesting, but mild enough to be enjoyed by all whiskey drinkers.

  • 40% ABV
  • Softer, sweeter, and smoother than a bourbon
  • We combine barrels of 4+ year old bourbon with barrels of wheat whiskey to marry together the best both styles of whiskies have to offer
  • Both whiskies are made from scratch and aged to maturity on site in full sized, 53-gallon barrels
  • The barrels are made classically, with air seasoned staves, and are toasted and then charred
  • After the two whiskies are mixed together, the batch is finished with toasted oak to further enhance the flavor profile
Tasting Notes
  • Nose: brown sugar, black cherry, cinnamon, cedar
  • Taste: prominent graham cracker up front, Bing cherry, milk chocolate, peanut brittle, long, sweet caramel finish with a hint of smoke. Soft, sweet, smooth
How To Drink It
  • On the rocks or in a whiskey cocktail that calls for something mild and easygoing
  • Pairs great with orange, vanilla, or cherry
  • Try it in a Manhattan
Key Selling Points
  • Flavor profile in between a Bourbon and a Canadian Whiskey. Softer, sweeter, smoother
  • Made from scratch, aged traditionally on site
Featured Cocktail

Brown Sugar Old Fashioned