Revisiting Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon

Review by Mark Pringle |

78 General Review of Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon

Nevada Distilling Company has made a solid name in the American Whiskey market over the past few years. They initially released Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon Whiskey in 2019. I remember visiting a popular liquor store over a year ago and a customer advising me to try Smoke Wagon. This was my first introduction to their products.

Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon

A Quick Review

Initially, there is a slight, sweet fruitiness on the nose of Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon with an almost imperceptible undercurrent of alcohol. After a little while, a moderate black pepper spice aroma that is a little nutty dominates.

I have to admit that I am writing this review after about half of the bottle is finished. Frankly, I didn't enjoy Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon the first few times around; however, it tastes sweeter than I remember. I am glad I stuck to my 3-taste rule. The viscosity is not heavy, but it is thicker than I remember. It's somewhat buttery with a salted caramel flavor. The black pepper spice gets stronger and stronger on the palate the longer you sip and reflects the nose.

The finish is exceptionally short with a bit of spicy kick.

Overall it is a nice drinking experience

Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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Card image cap Gary Rath - If you get a chance try their small batch in the tradmark dark bottles.. Enjoying your reviews, picked up my first Barrel (Seagrass) from your review..

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