Distiller: Nevada H&C Distilling Co
Whiskey: Smoke Wagon
Region: Las Vegas
Age: No Age Statement
The Barrel Cellar Score: 87 Points
Review Date: 03/01/2023
About the Bourbon: Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a blended bourbon. It’s produced by Nevada H&C distilling which has received acclaim for it’s more limited and high proof bourbons since its founding in 2012. You can read our Smoke Wagon UCUF review here.
Nose: Salted caramel, cinnamon, and honey suckle.
Palate: Caramel, toasted oak, baking spice, and a hint of smokiness. Drop a couple of cubes in and notes of citrus and honey emerge.
Finish: Smoke and rye spice.
Assessment: Smoke lingers from beginning to end in this offering; it’s the dominant character note, though supported by some mild baking spice, and a bold rye spice aspect. It is definitely mild overall in comparison to its big brother (un-cut unfiltered); It’s a solid 92.5 proof and drinks very smoothly.
It’s a well-crafted blend, balancing mild sweetness with mild spice. The lingering smokiness ties the offering together. Considering the quality of the bourbon, it is a solid value that will ensure I keep one on my shelf year-round. These aren’t too hard to find, but they won’t sit on shelves for very long. Buy one if you see it!
The Barrel Cellar gives Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon Whiskey 87 points.