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
Age: 12 Years
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.
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