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Smooth Ambler Old Scout Austin Bourbon Hunters Selection

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  • Distiller:

    MGP

  • Bottler:

    Smooth Ambler

  • Age:

    5 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
Synopsis:

Caramel, pepper, char and cinnamon round out a delicious release from Smooth Ambler, once again competently sourcing from MGP for a bottling no bourbon lover should miss.

  • Synopsis:

    Caramel, pepper, char and cinnamon round out a delicious release from Smooth Ambler, once again competently sourcing from MGP for a bottling no bourbon lover should miss.

  • Intro:

    Today's bourbon review comes to us in the form of a sample that arrived blind-ish. I tasted it as part of a big Bourbon Pursuit tasting with their community, got the reveals and then was able to sit down and taste more and get down a full review. I don't have the ABV, but I do know the age and the group that selected, which should cover the important stuff. Let's get to it.

  • Nose:

    Kind of closed off. Not super impressive, but plenty going on to be interesting. Honey, toffee, hint of cocoa and some pepper. Faint cinnamon. Very reminiscent of much MGP out there today, but the quality is there. Yum.

  • Taste:

    Sweet caramel, pepper, dash of honey. Light melon. Nice caramel note and a hit of toffee. A bit hot, but the mouth feel more than makes up for it. Pretty impressive, to be honest.

  • Finish:

    Very much an MGP finish with rising bread, pepper, toffee and a dash of cinnamon. A bit hot, but well balanced, which is all good things.

  • Overall:

    I like this. It has a lovely palate, with a hint of spice and heat. Priced well, proofed well, it's exactly what it needs to be. That toffee note on the palate is a big favorite of mine, and a hint of cinnamon on the finish really seals it in.

  • 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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