Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region West Virginia
  • Distillery Smooth Ambler
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 49.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • butterscotch
  • woody
  • cake
  • spicy
  • toffee
  • pecan
  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • caramel

Smooth Ambler

Old Scout Straight Bourbon (0.7l, 49.5%)
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Ambler Spirits brings back their #1 selling Bourbon after a five-year drought.

John Little of Smooth Ambler Spirits set out with his father-in-law to make something his adopted state of West Virginia would be proud of. In 2009 that dream became a reality when they opened up their distillery in the tiny town of Maxwellton — which sits in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. They have a single, small batch still. But sales have done well and they are up to approximately 80 barrels per month produced across two shifts. In-house they produce two Whiskies, two Gins, a Rum, and a Vodka. The company was purchased by Pernod Ricard a few years ago, but John Little still runs the show.

Smooth Ambler Old Scout was a HUGE hit. But back when it started, Smooth Ambler was buying barrels of aged Spirit from MGP to supplement its inventory. Problem is, they didn’t buy enough, so they ran out of their most popular product. Fortunately they started laying down barrels of new-make Spirit at the same time, and those barrels are now fully aged for five years and ready to bring this winner back. Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Bourbon Whiskey is 49.5% ABV of tastiness without chill-filtration. The mash bill in 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malted barley, and 100% ready for prime time sipping.

*Smooth Ambler has recently changed their labels, and as the original labels are being phased out, there is still a chance that you might receive a bottle different than what is pictured. But rest assured, the liquid remains the same, regardless of the label.

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region West Virginia
  • Distillery Smooth Ambler
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 49.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose is strong with notes of toffee and Crackerjacks with warm pecans with a bit of menthol.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors are rich and strong with butterscotch, toasted wood, and red velvet cake.

Finish
The finish long with lingering spice cake notes.

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  • butterscotch
  • woody
  • cake
  • spicy
  • toffee
  • pecan
  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • caramel
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
The name Smooth Ambler fits the laid-back, easy-going style of the the locals who take their time, but always get where they’re going in style.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
The name Smooth Ambler fits the laid-back, easy-going style of the the locals who take their time, but always get where they’re going in style.
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