Review #687 – Smooth Ambler Old Scout 11yr Single Barrel Bourbon, Barrel #5972

Review #687 | /r/Bourbon Review #393 – Smooth Ambler Old Scout 11yr Single Barrel, Barrel #5972

The Schtick: This is a single barrel from Smooth Ambler in West Virginia. It is MGP bourbon, bottled at cask strength.

Distiller: MGPi (Indiana)

Bottler: Smooth Ambler (West Virginia)

ABV: 54.8% ABV

Age: 11 Years

Source: Sample

Nose: Clove, molasses, pepper, tobacco and earthy maple. Very standard MGP profile here.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, some heat. Peppery and loaded with maple, nice earthy character. Some molasses and tobacco.

Finish: Long but growing a bit hot. Clove and pepper, as well as allspice are dominant. Dry and oaky.

Overall: This was nice, but too dry, oaky and spicy for my tastes.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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