Introducing Smoke Wagon Bourbon
It's hard to scroll through Bourbon social media without seeing a Smoke Wagon bottle. The distillery out of Las Vegas is cranking out some incredible single barrels and blends. I'm excited to bring in their straight bourbon! And, hopefully, more of their products in the future. Here's a little more about Smoke Wagon Bourbon.
Just released in fall of 2019, the goal was to create an affordable everyday bourbon that had that unique and unmistakeable Smoke Wagon Flavor, consisting of delicate sweet notes with a rye spice finish. Barrels with our same high rye mash bill were racked on the top two floors of the warehouse and never rotated. The higher the floor the hotter it gets in the summer causing more expansion and more movement into the wood. This as well is nonchill filtered creates a bourbon that is rich and creamy beyond its years. Never rotating the barrels ensures there are no harsh tannin flavors and the high rye mash bill adds a delightfully spicy and nutty finish.
Nose: honey, toasted nuts and with some oak and heat.
Taste: Creamy mouthfeel with Initial rich sweet notes of honey and caramel on the tip of the tongue followed by nuts, oak and pepper spice that starts on the sides of your tongue. The nuttiness and oak fade as pepper spice from the rye takes over the entirety of your pallet.
Finish: A creamy sweetness that coats followed by once again by oak and a pepper spice that lingers.