Smooth Ambler American Whiskey Review | Whiskey Raiders
Skip to main content
DefaultLead post image
81

Smooth Ambler American Whiskey

Not enough users have reviewed this.

  • Distiller:

    Smooth Ambler

  • Bottler:

    Smooth Ambler

  • ABV:

    49.5%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Straightforward, uncomplicated, and satisfying: a good all-rounder.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I like what they are doing here but it needs a great deal more work. It's young and it shows. I'm not losing hope though and I hope that in another year or two, maybe more, their own distillate shines in ways that surpass their scouted MGP barrels now.
  • Read Full Review

Raided Score is a conversion from an external site's score, to our in house uniform scoring system. Please see the FAQ for more.

  • Nose:

    Corn syrup, sweet vanilla, creamy clove, cinnamon. Really very corn heavy and it smells like a young spirit.

  • Taste:

    Mild and sweet. It's a bit hot, with lots of corn followed by nuances of vanilla and caramel.

  • Finish:

    Short, harsh. It grows astringent and hot. There's a bit of spiciest also, but I can't differentiate whether or not its spice or just the astringency blending in.

  • Overall:

    I like what they are doing here but it needs a great deal more work. It's young and it shows. I'm not losing hope though and I hope that in another year or two, maybe more, their own distillate shines in ways that surpass their scouted MGP barrels now. I'm giving this a Rank 4 - its good but there are flaws. I have to give SA a lot of credit though - they know what theyre doing and they know how to price their experiments. Retail for this is $35-$40 and it seems they have reasonable expectations that are in check.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
Read our privacy policy
Submit your review here or comment below