About – “We 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!” Like the name implies Uncut Unfiltered makes use of barrel proof bourbon sourced from MGP. The Smoke Wagon brand has been expanding its footprint into new markets and has recently made it into the Tennessee market with great fanfare. Uncut Unfiltered will set your back around $60.
Nose – Big time cinnamon spice with brown sugar behind it. As it opens up a nice pipe tobacco note moves in along with stewed apples. A great fall/winter nose here.
Palate – Cherry is the first thing that registers with rye spice hitting in a big way on the mid-palate. There is a solid oak structure holding everything together indicating a decently aged product. The pipe tobacco from the nose is back on the back end of the palate as well. The finish is long and spicy with the cherry from the front palate making a return shortly, before clove and nutmeg become dominant to end things.
Score – B
Verdict – It has all of the hallmarks of the properly aged MGP products that have enjoyed. The thing that Smoke Wagon has done through blending is accenting the smoke and spice to go along with those fruit notes. Smoke Wagon is definitely riding the hype train so availability and pricing may vary depending on your area. At retail pricing Uncut Unfiltered is a definite buy for me, and something I will likely keep on had going forwards.