Smooth Ambler Contradiction

Bourbon

Smooth Ambler // USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    3.66
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 247 )

Contradiction is an expression from John Little of Smooth Ambler that combines 73% of the 9 year old high rye mash bill bourbon sourced in Indiana for their Old Scout with 27% of the young wheated bourbon distilled in house in West Virginia - a battle of the bourbons in a single bottle! The 9 yr is 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley; the 2 yr is 60% corn, 20% wheat and 20% malted barley. It's non-chill filtered and without added color.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    50.0
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new charred oak

Tasting Notes

"While the concept is a blend of what are essentially opposing forces, the flavors have managed to make peace with one another to become one harmonious whiskey! It's smooth, sweet and malty with a warming Christmas spice. There's just enough of a peppery bite at the end to balance out the sweetness."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Rich