Smooth Ambler Spirits – Old Scout – 7 year old


Door 7 of the Bourbon Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram reveals an 7 year old straight bourbon whiskey from Smooth Ambler Spirits bottled at 49,5%. The website tells me that they have used a mashbill of 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malt making it a ‘high rye’ bourbon. Lets have a closer look…

On the nose I find strong notes of wood, leather, tobacco, apples, hint of nail polish and cherries. The palate shows these same notes but adds also vanilla creamy sweetness. Hint of dry malty and nutty bitter notes, spices, gingerbread, raisins, dried cranberries and maple syrup. All though I found the nose at first a bit too strong and dense it seems to be growing on me and showing me more and more red and dark summer fruit notes. Lovely dram. Thanks for sharing this dram to explore Drinks by the Dram!



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