Smooth Ambler Old Scout Rye 7 Year


Smooth Ambler // USA

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 163 )

Smooth Ambler is a spirits producer based in West Virginia's Greenbrier Valley. They do make their own spirits, however their aged whiskey is sourced until their own product is ready for the marketplace. This is one of those whiskeys - produced in Lawrenceburg, IN. The mashbill consists of 95% rye with 5% malted barley.

  • age
    7 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    Charred American White Oak

Tasting Notes

"This is an exceptionally spicy rye that hits all the essential elements of a spice rack - sweet spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice), aromatic spice (cedar, coriander, cardamom), hot spice (black pepper). It would veer into hippy patchouli territory if it weren't for the saving grace of red apples, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and cereal notes to keep it balanced. Really pleasant, long finish without much of a burn. Rye lovers will definitely dig this and novices could taste this as a worthy primer for the category."

Score 92

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