Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon
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Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon

(0.75l, 50%)


7.8/10
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$43.99
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Sometimes Dr. Jekyll, sometimes Mr. Hyde.

Smooth Ambler is the second Spirit producer that references walking and we're sure you won't walk away from this bottle unimpressed. Deep in the Appalachian hills where natural spring waters flow and fresh mountain air... well, floats (?), a team of Whiskey-loving friends established a state-of-the-art distillery. They produce vodka and gin, but also mature hundreds of barrels of Whiskey. When the time of bottling comes, the entire community joins in and everyone signs their own bottle.

The only contradiction found in this Bourbon is in its name, because this Spirit is bound to agree with many. It's a blend of two Whiskeys: a young wheated and an old rye-rich Bourbon. Talk about bridging the intergenerational gap, right?

While these two Spirits had their time to blend and meld, this Whiskey taste like two distinct separate Bourbons at different times, so there could be a bit of a contradiction in there. But it's a badass contradiction; like Jekyll and Hyde.
  • Category
  • Style
    Bourbon
  • Region
    Virginia
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    Smooth Ambler
  • Age
    NAS

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butter
buttery vanilla
caramel
honey
vegetal
dried fruit
spicy
oak
sweet
What does Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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The temperatures of American warehouses are much higher, so the pace of maturation is much quicker for Bourbons than for Scotch Whiskies

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel, honey, almonds. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Buttery, dried fruit, vegetal. 

Finish
Long, buttery, vanilla.
Ratings & Reviews
Patrick
Patrick,
A good bite but has a very good after taste. And good on the smooth side.
 
Ally
Ally,
Delicious, warm caramel and vanilla with hints of baking spice. Excellent sipper!
 
Donald
Donald,
Caramel and wood notes.
 
ARIEL
ARIEL,
Great neat and easy to sip, no need for water or ice. The vanilla hits your nose immediately, but it’s not overpowering.
 
Dan
Dan,
I like it, but it's better in a Manhattan than it is straight up.
 
Steve
Steve,
Boy, I really enjoyed this on the rocks...I think this might be one of my new favorites!
 
Johnathan
Johnathan,
Smooth as silk isn’t even giving this one justice! A fine example of a blend done right.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Smooth & warm. Great straight up.
 
Chris
Chris,
A very full, rich bourbon. The combination of older rye bourbon and younger wheated bourbon comes together in a magical way.
 
Meghan
Meghan,
Best bourbon I’ve had yet smooth like a wheated bourbon Smokey aroma and finish good neat or on ice
 
Grayson
Grayson,
Little more bite than I like on the first sip, but every sip after that was very good. Very smooth, and the blend of the two bourbons keeps you wanting that next sip just to try picking out more of the flavors that mesh so well together. Really good bourbon.
 
Christian
Christian,
So far this has been my favorite bottle that I’ve ordered, so much so to the point that it’s slowly becoming my daily drinker!
 
Jarrett
Jarrett,
So smooth, great to sip, the vanilla notes are quite nice. At this price point, it is very hard to beat.
 
Debrenee
Debrenee,
Another good one!
 
Kris
Kris,
A little green but decent flavors of caramel and cinnamon
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Excellent blend! Very smooth. The vanilla hits your nose immediately, but it’s not overpowering. Great neat and easy to sip. Will be keeping this one in the rotation!
 
Patrick
Patrick,
I've never had a bourbon quite as smooth as this, and for being 100 proof, and blended - that's all the more incredible. It's pretty tasty as well! All in all, this is a unique and pretty outstanding whiskey.
 
Ro
Ro,
Very dynamic and one of the most original flavors I’ve ever had. A great dram to keep in the rotation when you want something unique.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Bought this for the name and photo on the bottle only, alcohol inside was a bonus. Wasn't very tasty but it got the job done
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Probably one of the worst bourbons I've ever had.
 
Scott
Scott,
My wife prefers rye, I like a great wheated bourbon. This bottle is always in the rotation at our house.
 
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