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Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered Barrel Strength Bourbon

9 reviews
Smoke Wagon took the same vintage blending philosophy used to create their well loved Small Batch, except the goal was to create high proof bourbon that tasted its best neat. Uncut is so rich and sweet with an unbelievably thick mouthfeel, the heat and rye spice finish are a welcome addition. It's like milk with cookies!

Blending vintages of their high rye mash bill to achieve this flavor profile at a high proof creates a delicate balance between creamy mouthfeel, tannins and sugars for a magical end result. 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. Proof varies by batch, between 56% and just over 58% abv.