Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered Bourbon 750ml
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Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes: The nose of this bold bourbon opens with fruity cherry, apple, and sweetness with some citrus, pine, and baking spice in the background. The spice explodes on the palate with spice, continuing with a fruity sweetness and apples. Finishes smooth with lingering sweetness and spice.
No water added because none is needed. Smoke Wagon took the same vintage blending philosophy that we used to create Small Batch, except this time the goal was to create high proof bourbon that tasted its best neat. Uncut is so rich and sweet with an unbelievably thick mouth feel, the heat and rye spice finish are a welcome addition. It's like milk with cookies!
Blending vintages of Smoke Wagon's high rye mash bill to achieve this flavor profile at 115-116 plus proof was a very rewarding challenge for the distiller. There is a delicate balance between creamy mouthfeel, tannins and sugars that comes into play that makes the end result magical. Older vintages have more evaporation which means a higher concentration of fats and sugars per ounce which gives them a nice creamy mouthfeel as well as caramel and honey goodness. They also have more tannins because alcohol has been in contact with the wood for longer. A lot of what some perceive as alcohol burn is actually a harshness due to tannins. This can counterbalance the benefit gained by the high concentration of lipid esters insulating your pallet from alcohol heat. There needs to be enough of the older bourbon for the oak flavors and mouthfeel, but also some younger ones to cut back on the tannins and bring in some delicate fruit and caramel flavors.