Review #92. Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel 10yr

Review #92 | /r/Bourbon Review #52 -Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel 10yr

The Schtick: Another single barrel offering from Smooth Ambler’s sourced distillate line. Unfortunately, I don’t have a barrel number for this one.


Distiller: MGP/LDI (Indiana)

Bottler: Smooth Ambler (West Virginia)

ABV: 56.6% ABV

Age: 10 Years

Source: Sample


Nose: The usual delicious bourbon suspects. Vanilla, cinnamon, molasses and clove.

Taste: A bit hot but there’s lots of delicious, thick vanilla. Followed by some cinnamon and clove. Really nice thick mouth feel. Coats nicely.

Finish: Long but a little hot. Not too bad though. Tons of vanilla on the out with a tiny bit of mint. This is funky to me.

Overall: I always ask myself “there’s so many SAOS offerings, can they all be worth it?” As I try more, I’m generally impressed.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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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