Smooth Ambler Yearling


Smooth Ambler // West Virginia, USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 28 )

Yearling is the first aged whisky produced at West Virginia's Smooth Ambler distillery. Master Distiller John Little distills it twice in pot stills, with a mashbill of 60% corn, 20% wheat, and 20% malted barley. It's aged in 5-15 gallon casks. This review is for the first release of this product - a second one with a different mashbill aged in larger barrels is also set for release. Also, pricing is for a 375ml bottle.

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

Tasting Notes

"This whisky shows lots of potential in its youth. Tastes very much like a slice of homemade grain bread with notes of honey, candied fruits and sweet spices. The telltale sawdust/sandalwood facet of young whiskies is there, but it's edged almost out of the way to let its better attributes shine."

Score 82

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