Review #692 – Smooth Ambler Old Scout 12yr Single Barrel Bourbon, #5950

Review #692 | /r/Bourbon Review #394 – Smooth Ambler Old Scout 12yr Single Barrel Bourbon

The Schtick: This is a single barrel of MGP distillate bottled by Smooth Ambler. It is 12 years old.

Distiller: MGPi (Indiana)

Bottler: Smooth Ambler (West Virginia)

ABV: 53.8% ABV

Barrel: #5950

Age: 12 Years

Source: Sample

Nose: Thick clove, allspice, pepper, tobacco, caramel and vanilla. It’s not super interesting, but it is really rich.

Taste: Thick, rich. Mild heat. Clementine, tobacco, pepper, vanilla, cocoa and caramel. Oddly fruity, but in a good way. Really rich cocoa. Its the stereotypical MGP profile, but everything is so rich and thick, it’s impressive.

Finish: Long, mild, sweet. Caramel, toffee and vanilla before a long, spicy, earthy, tobacco heavy exit.

Overall: I really like this. It was rich, complex and totally on profile for MGP bourbon, but in a good way. Really rich and complex.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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