Smooth Ambler Yearling Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Smooth Ambler Yearling

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  • Distiller:

    Smooth Ambler

  • Bottler:

    Smooth Ambler

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    3 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The telltale sawdust/sandalwood facet of young whiskies is there, but it's edged almost out of the way to let its better attributes shine.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The medium finish ends with a touch of cinnamon. High hopes for this one. In another year or two, we could be talking about something really special.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Light wood notes on the nose. Secondary flavors include chocolate-covered cherries and some coffee character. Warming finish, with unique notes of mint chocolate as it ends.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Although a resiny note in the aroma overwhelms the ribbon of caramel, otherwise this bright amber spirit is warm and inviting.
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  • Raided Score: 72
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Sweet caramel and nougat followed by some plastic notes, more funk and some malty woodiness.
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  • Intro:

    A limited edition release of Smooth Amblers first bottling of their own spirit. Double pot distilled.

  • Nose:

    Acetone, malty wood and oak followed by some caramel and this odd vegetal funk. Absolutely young new make notes abound.

  • Taste:

    Sweet caramel and nougat followed by some plastic notes, more funk and some malty woodiness. This thing is literally all over the place.

  • Finish:

    Short, hot and really funky. I cant put my finger on it but there's some real new make funk here.

  • Overall:

    I sure can't say its good. This is a weird experiment from our pals at SAOS and I have to say that this is not one of my favorite offerings from them.

  • Score:

    3

  • By t8ke
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