Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey - 750 mL
Balanced oak nose with hints of fruit and dried apricots.
Initial sweet notes on the front of the tongue. Well balanced mouth feel with spicy notes including white pepper on the middle and back of the tongue from the younger vintage and high rye mash bill.
Good balance of sweet and oak flavors including hints of caramel (from the #4 charred barrels, caramelized wood sugar), fruit flavor and rye spice. Finishes smooth with no alcohol burn even at 100 proof.
Our high rye content bourbon is aged in the heart of a century-old brick warehouse. To ensure a unique and consistent flavor, barrels are hand selected to create a perfect blend that is smooth and at the same time bold and intense.
How long is Smoke Wagon small batch aged?
Four and Five years
They launched Nevada H&C Distilling Company, producing Silver Dollar Vodka and a range of Smoke Wagon Bourbons. Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is a blend of small batch, high rye Bourbons aged four and five years in new oak with a dark #4 char.
Is Smoke Wagon bourbon hard to find?
Flagship bottles are usually allocated and harder to find whereas entry level bottles should be a lot easier. This is not the case with Smoke Wagon as even their base level bourbon has been tricky to find. Prices are all over the place for the entry level bottle as well, ranging from $35 to $55 depending on the store.
Smoke Wagon Small Batch bourbon is produced in Las Vegas by Nevada H&C Distilling Co.
1 Tsp. sugar
2 orange peels
2 dashes bitters
2 oz. Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon
Muddle sugar and 1 orange peel in glass. Add bitters and bourbon. Stir well. Add ice cubes and stir again. Garnish with fresh orange peel.
Released in 2016, our goal was to create a unique great tasting high rye content bourbon.
The problem is that rye ages much faster than corn.
So while our younger vintages had a big rye spice flavor (which we love) the mouth feel was too thin and it lacked the sweet, delicate complexity of a well aged spirit. Our older vintages had the smoothness and sweet notes that can only be achieved by moving in and out of #4 char and caramelized oak for many, many years, but the nice rye spice had been aged out!
So what to do? Find the perfect blend.
We combined the two. The younger vintages maintain the bold spiciness of the rye, cut down on the tannins and keep it fruit forward. The older vintage brings in a creamy mouth feel with sweet aromas and taste notes that only appear over time from aging in a barrel. We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoy making it.
2016, 2017 and 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold Medal Winner