its significant rye content, Old Scout presentssweet and slightly spicy notes with very faint notes of apple, cherry and a hint of
pipe tobacco. The benefit of extended aging is particularly highlighted in the long, smooth finish.
Wine Enthusiast 95 points - This amber-hued, six-year-old Bourbon has a bright, honeyed, slightly peachy scent. On the palate, it has a sweet creaminess, very smooth and light, finishing dry and lovely with just a bit of spicy rye-like sparkle. A fine choice for Manhattans and other Bourbon-based cocktails.
Smooth Ambler is a grain-to-glass craft distillery, founded in 2008 in the Appalachian Hills of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, by partners TAG Galyean and John Little. They produce handcrafted small-batch spirits in a state-of-the-art stillhouse using the finest whole American grains, including corn, malted barley and wheat, milled on site and carefully combined with pure local mountain water. John Little hand-cuts each batch and is one of the few distillers to make his own NGS (neutral grain spirit) – a costly and time-consuming step which results in a distinct flavor profile that is the hallmark of Smooth Ambler spirits. Every bottle is hand-labeled, individually numbered and signed.
|(99°) A blend of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malt, Smooth Ambler sourced this six year old small batch Bourbon, aged it in
heavily charred casks, and bottled it non-chill filtered and non-carbon filtered to retain maximum flavor and mouthfeel.
|Smooth Ambler Spirits is a true grain-to-glass distillery. Using the finest whole American grains, milled on-site and carefully combined with the local mountain water the region is famous for, we crafted our products with quality in mind and passion taken deeply to heart. Our spirits are produced with talent and skill informed by hundreds of years of distilling excellence and are guided by the desire to acquire the purest and best ingredients, to do the best with them one slow step at a time, and shepherd the process from when the grain arrives at the back of our distillery to when the ice clinks in the well-deserved glass in front of you.