Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon
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 Small Batch Bourbon.
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