Review #87 | /r/Bourbon Review # – Smooth Ambler Yearling
The Schtick: A limited edition release of Smooth Ambler’s first bottling of their own spirit. Double pot distilled.
Distiller: Smooth Ambler
Bottler: Smooth Ambler
ABV: 46% ABV
Age: 3 Years, 3 Months
Nose: Acetone, malty wood and oak followed by some caramel and this odd vegetal funk. Absolutely young new make notes abound.
Taste: Sweet caramel and nougat followed by some plastic notes, more funk and some malty woodiness. This thing is literally all over the place.
Finish: Short, hot and really funky. I can’t put my finger on it but there’s some real new make funk here.
Overall: I sure can’t say it’s good. This is a weird experiment from our pals at SAOS and I have to say that this is not one of my favorite offerings from them.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect