Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10yr Single Barrel Annapolis Whiskey Society Selection “Slandys Select” Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10yr Single Barrel Annapolis Whiskey Society Selection “Slandys Select”

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  • Distiller:

    MGP

  • Bottler:

    Smooth Ambler

  • ABV:

    58.7%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Seems a tad hot, but nothing too insane and very generous and gentle for the actual proof
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  • Nose:

    Maple sugar, molasses, black pepper, vanilla cream, mild clove

  • Taste:

    Sweet and dessert-like. Clove heavy, medium mouth feel but with an odd, woody, astringent set of notes stomping in. Seems a tad hot, but nothing too insane and very generous and gentle for the actual proof

  • Finish:

    Medium, sweet with more of that odd wood funk. A little less astringent here.

  • Overall:

    This is far from a bad dram, but I'm going to set forth the likely unpopular opinion that this isn't amazing. The more I try these bourbons from Smooth Ambler, the more I realize that MGP bourbon just isn't my jam like their rye is. I like this a lot more than a lot of 10yr SiB products so I don't doubt this was well picked but overall I just don't think the base spirit is for me. I'm rating this dram a 6 - its good but nothing exceptional. Overall, I think I set my internal expectations far too high but that's just how the donut rolls sometimes. Thanks for reading!

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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