Review #87. Smooth Ambler Yearling

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

Source: Sample


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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 3


Decoded:

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


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