Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    MGP

  • Bottler:

    Nevada Distillers

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Bourbon Culture
  • Excerpt: After tasting this, I would gladly put my seal of approval on this bottle and recommend it to friends and family.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Honestly, not only is this complex, delicious and well blended, it performs incredibly well, and provides a rich, desserty profile that's unreal for a bourbon this age. Put down the EH Taylor Small batch and pick this up instead.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: The Bourbon Bard
  • Excerpt: It’s well rounded with interesting flavors. What it’s missing is the age and complexity of its older brothers.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by MGP and blended / bottled by Aaron Chepenik at Nevada Distilling Company, Smoke Wagon's bourbon has recently reached quite a bit of hobbyist acclaim. This is their small batch release, bottled at 46.25% ABV and sold in various markets in the USA.

  • Nose:

    Spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, praline, brown sugar and a bit of spice. Lovely and complex, with just a hint of youth peeking out. Rich and complex on the nose.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate. A bit of youth, but nothing much. Melon, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. On the savory, sweet side of bourbon, leaning heavy into brown sugar and brown butter.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Rich honey, cinnamon, praline and nutmeg. Spicy, savory, sweet and rich on the dessert notes.

  • Overall:

    Honestly, not only is this complex, delicious and well blended, it performs incredibly well, and provides a rich, desserty profile that's unreal for a bourbon this age. Put down the EH Taylor Small batch and pick this up instead.

  • Score:

    6

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