Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon 4th of July Edition Whiskey 2023
The goal behind the creation of this bourbon was to provide an affordable everyday option that showcases the distinct and unmistakable Smoke Wagon flavor. It features delicate sweet notes accompanied by a satisfying rye spice finish. To achieve this, barrels with a high rye mash bill were selected and stored on the top two floors of the warehouse without rotation. The higher temperatures on these floors during the summer led to increased expansion and interaction with the wood, resulting in a bourbon that is exceptionally rich and creamy for its age. The deliberate decision to avoid barrel rotation ensures a smooth and balanced flavor profile without any harsh tannin notes, while the high rye mash bill adds a delightful touch of spiciness and nuttiness to the finish.
Maker Notes - The Story of Our Smoke Wagon Bottles
The raised imagery of desert sage, the Nevada state flower, can be found on the Silver Dollar bottle as well as the amber Smoke Wagon bottles and in the label of the Straight Bourbon.
The Morgan silver dollar (replicated on the bottle's face) was minted in Carson city, the state capitol. It is the perfect symbol and name for our vodka due to its Nevada significance and the fact that silver dollar vodka is silver filtered.
Smoke Wagon? Does that mean it's smokey? Smoke Wagon is actually old west slang for the 1873 Colt single action army revolver or "the gun that won the west". Our logo stamped in wax consists of two crossed Smoke Wagons over the state of Nevada. Below it is our motto and a quote from Seneca, bibamus moriendum est. The literal translation is "drink, for we must die" but the meaning is more along the lines of, drink and enjoy today because we won't be around forever. We can only assume Seneca meant to drink responsibly, of course.
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