Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10 Year Single Barrel

I’ve been going through a lot of my old bottles lately and giving them a taste after not trying it at all for a long time. This one I remember picking up a Binny’s on a whim for like 50 bucks because they were out of the particular Kilchomen I wanted to buy, but I suppose by today’s standards this bottle would cost 900 dollars. I really like the simplicity of this, it reminds a lot me of Wild Turkey in that it’s very basic and not trying to lift more weight than a bourbon is supposed to. In today’s worrld, wouldn’t spend more than 70 bucks (in today’s dollars) on it. Dig it for sure, though.

Bottle Info

Distillery: Smooth Ambler

Barrel type: bourbon

Age: 10

ABV: 58.8

How this was acquired: store

Cost: No clue

Year purchased: 2015

Tasting Notes

Nose: butterscotch, metalic, graham cracker, typical bourbon notes: vanilla, oak, caramel, chocolate, yada yada. Pretty standard nose, only uniqueness is in the graham cracker note.

Taste: butterscotchy, rye, cinnamon, floral/flowery, typical bourbon notes: vanilla, oak, caramel, etc. The main identifying feature is the floral flowery note. Almost lavander. Very nice.

Finish: flowers, graham, butterscotch. Unique floral note, but otherwise very standard MGP/bourbon finish.

Binary Score: 1

Value Notes

Would I buy this (or if already bought, would you buy this again): Yes

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

Value For Money: 4/5

My Scoring System

0 | I didn’t like it | It doesn’t mean you won’t

1 | I liked it | It doesn’t mean you will