Review #89 | /r/Bourbon Review #50 – Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel 8yr, Davidson’s Pick 1076
The Schtick: This is a store pick from Smooth Ambler’s Single Barrel program. This pick is from Davidson’s in Colorado.
Distiller: MGP/LDI (Indiana)
Bottler: Smooth Ambler (West Virginia)
ABV: 58% ABV
Age: 8 Years
Nose: Cinnamon, vanilla, some clove and monster molasses. This smells what I’d want a bourbon maple pancake spread to smell like.
Taste: Clove, cinnamon, some leather and wood spice. There’s less vanilla and molasses here than in the nose but it’s very well balanced.
Finish: Short to medium – not as long as I expected but not overtly disappointing. The finish is thick and layered with all sorts of bourbon flavors and this makes up for its duration. It’s hot, but the vanilla really springs back here.
Overall: A good, solid bourbon and a nice pick from Davidson’s.
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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