Tasted: neat in a glencairn glass. Sample provided by Smooth Ambler.
Today I’m tasting Smooth Ambler’s Old Scout American Whiskey, which is a blend of presumably 7-year-old Indiana distilled (MGP) high-rye bourbon, and 5-year-old Tennessee whiskey (probably George Dickel). The bottle retails for around $34.99.
Let’s see how she tastes……………….
Nose: Caramel corn! Cinnamon. Vanilla. Peanut. Oak.
Palate: The caramel corn continues on the palate. It isn’t a youthful corn that you sometimes taste in some younger spirits. This is well balanced with other sweet flavors of cola, brown sugar, dark fruit and pecans present. Reminds me of a nice pecan pie. Yum!
Finish: Medium burn, with caramel, corn, peanut, and cherry on the finish. Those flavors do linger.
87 – 89 (B+) = Great, A cut above, want to own a bottle
Smooth Ambler’s Old Scout American Whiskey is pretty damn tasty. I love the characteristics the Tennesee whiskey brings to this blend. This is definitely a bottle for people that like sweeter whiskey. Not the most complex, but very enjoyable.
I did notice that this bottle greatly improved with a few weeks to open up in the bottle. Be patient with it and you will be rewarded with a pleasant sipper. For $34.99 I would recommend picking up a bottle if you see one. Cheers!