Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Rye Whiskey Port Finish
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region West Virginia
  • Distillery Smooth Ambler
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 51.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • red wine
  • nutty
  • mint
  • lingering
  • spicy

Smooth Ambler

Old Scout Straight Rye Whiskey Port Finish (0.75l, 51.5%)

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Something different for your home bar: a fantastic Rye finished in Port barrels.

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 Whiskeys, 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 Straight Rye Whiskey Port Finish takes their iconic Rye Whiskey and finishes it in Port barrels. The nutty, spicy, and faintly minty flavors mingle with distinct notes of Port Wine. The result is sweet and spicy with a velvety mouthfeel that weighs in at a decent 51.5% ABV. Sip on this fantastic concoction neat or make classic cocktails with a sweet twist.

  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region West Virginia
  • Distillery Smooth Ambler
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 51.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Bright orange

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet with Port Wine notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet, spicy, and velvety with nutty and minty flavors mingling with sweet Port Wine.

Finish
Complex and lingering.

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  • sweet
  • red wine
  • nutty
  • mint
  • lingering
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
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.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
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.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
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