Smoke Wagon Desert Jewel Reserve 10 Year
Named after turquoise, the Nevada state semi precious stone (also called Jewel of the Desert) and like turquoise, this bourbon is rare and there is only a limited amount. We don’t believe in rotating barrels smoke wagon desert jewel for sale
Smoke Wagon is like many non-distiller producers sourcing from MGP, they imparting their own touch on it to differentiate it from others. In the case of their Small Batch Bourbon, the company ages in the dry heat that the state of Nevada affords, and the end result is one that seems to allow the rye spice to pop a little bit more. So much so that the bourbon borders on being over-spiced. However, the company does meet their stated goals of using older barrels to help tame the spiciness of the younger ones. The end result is a bourbon that steps out of the pack by showing that sometimes you don’t need to carry an age statement or name brand recognition in order to stand out smoke wagon desert jewel for sale
. We feel Bourbon is aged best with the barrel racked on its side, and undisturbed. Every time a barrel is rolled around, it breaks char off of the staves. If too much char is floating in the bourbon it can undue the delicate balance of flavors and become too oak heavy. Having barrels rest on their sides ensures that bourbon passes equally through the char, the toasted layer of oak and the raw wood. After 10 years on the fourth floor (the top half of the warehouse) we felt this bourbon was aged to perfection, so the 35 barrels on that floor were pulled and Desert Jewel was created.