50.2 ABV, 100 Proof, 10 Years aged
Smooth Ambler is outside of our normal range of selections because it is produced in West Virginia and isn’t currently distributed where we live. Our reviewer was lucky enough to find this bottle on a trip to Missouri.
Amber in color. In long tall narrow bottle, it harkens to much sought-after bourbons from other distilleries.
The nose is toffee, maple syrup and caramel which makes me want to dive in.
The first sip is great! The taste is creme brulee, pepper, red hots, and toffee, it’s very sweet and delicious and packed with favor. This isn’t subtle, it’s a big bold desert flavor something you’d expect a chef to pair with a signature final course. The finish is hot and sweet and really lingers, similar to the first kiss from a grade school crush. This a low proof barrel strength, so you get all of the flavor without getting knocked on your ass after two glasses. This is a pour that I’d love to have at the end of any dinner date. At $55, this was a little pricier than I was expecting, it won’t be a daily drinker on my budget.