Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • oak
  • apricot
  • red apple
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • white pepper
  • nutty
  • sweet

Smoke Wagon

Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 50%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Price $52.99

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Small batches of four and five-year-old Bourbon combined to strike a great balance between sweet and spice.

One night in 2004 after a long day of work, Jonathan Hensleigh stumbled into an Eagle Rock, California, bar owned by Aaron Chepenik. The two men struck up a friendship over a love of Spirits and decided to open a bar together — The Griffin, located on the famous Freemont Street in old-town Las Vegas. They soon saw an opportunity to craft their own signature Spirits made the right way. 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. The reason is that the four year-old barrels had more rye spice, but the five year-old barrels favored the caramel and toffee notes. Blending the two strikes a good balance.

And it’s bottled at 50% ABV, so it will stand up to ice and cocktails without a problem. This edition was first released in 2016 and has taken home the Gold Medal in San Francisco three years running.

Smartass Corner:
Jonathan Hensleigh — one of the founders of Nevada H&C Distilling Company — is an accomplished Hollywood screenwriter and director. He has written and/or directed several famous films, including Jumanji, Con Air, The Saint, Armageddon, Gone in 60 Seconds, and many more.

 

The bottle of this expression is usually made of amber glass, but unfortunately, the producers ran out of it, so the brand started bottling it in clear glass bottles. This was temporary, as clear glass was only used between May and August 2021. There is still a chance that you might receive a bottle different than what is in the picture. Rest assured, the liquid remains the same, regardless of the design.

*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose we found ripe apricot, plenty of oak, and a dash of red apple.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is sweet with caramel tones up front, followed by a balance of vanilla, oak, baking spices, and a dash of white pepper.

Finish
The finish is long and warm with a lingering kick.

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What does Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

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  • oak
  • apricot
  • red apple
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • white pepper
  • nutty
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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