Review #663 – Smooth Ambler Old Scout 11yr #711, Jawbreaker Selection

Review #663 | /r/Bourbon Review #383 – Smooth Ambler Old Scout 11yr “Jawbreaker

The Schtick: This is a private pick of an 11yr cask from MGP, bottled by Smooth Ambler in West Virginia.

Distiller: MGPi (Indiana)

Bottler: Smooth Ambler (West Virginia)

ABV: 61% ABV

Age: 11 Years

Barrel: #711

Source: Sample

Nose: Clove, brown sugar, confectioners sugar. Some nice pepper, more sweet than spicy. Very standard MGP profile here.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, sweet with lots of honey and caramel. There’s a good deal of vanilla, pepper and allspice. There’s a bit of heat and some nice melon undertones.

Finish: Medium length with a bit of heat, but not punishing. Sweet honey, fruity melon and faint cherry notes with a good allspice backbone.

Overall: This was a nice selection and it highlights a lot of the notes that make the MGP bourbon profile a very solid release.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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