Smoke Wagon Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
Vendor: Smoke Wagon
DESCRIPTION Smoke Wagon is blended and bottled by Nevada H&C Distilling Co. They have become known for their bottles which have raised imagery of desert sage, the Nevada state flower,...
Smoke Wagon is blended and bottled by Nevada H&C Distilling Co.
They have become known for their bottles which have raised imagery of desert sage, the Nevada state flower, which 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 their 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”. Their logo stamped in wax consists of two crossed Smoke Wagons over the state of Nevada. Below is their 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.
2021 & 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold Winner!
Just released in fall of 2019, the goal was to create an affordable everyday bourbon that had that unique and unmistakable Smoke Wagon flavor, consisting of delicate sweet notes with a rye spice finish. Barrels with our same high rye mash bill were racked on the top two floors of the warehouse and never rotated.
The higher the floor the hotter it gets in the summer causing more expansion and more movement into the wood. Because we don’t chill filter, these combined aspects create a bourbon that is rich and creamy beyond its years. Never rotating the barrels ensures there are no harsh tannin flavors and the high rye mash bill adds a delightfully spicy and nutty finish.