Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey
In an age when it seems whiskey producers do everything they can to obscure the origins of their distillate and create false and misleading narratives about the source of their whiskey, Smooth Ambler is a refreshing change of pace. While they are distilling many of their own spirits, they also do source whiskey from other producers, namely MGP in Indiana. They are very transparent in the process, which we here at Modern Thirst appreciate greatly. To differentiate between their in-house products and the sourced products, Smooth Ambler labels all the sourced products as “Old Scout.” Thus, this is a sourced whiskey from MGP in Indiana. You may remember a very similar story about the 4 years Willett Rye Whiskey and the Bulleit Rye. They share the same mash bill and the same distiller (MGP), though they vary in proof and age. This particular bottling is a single barrel expression of rye whiskey, barreled the way God intended: Cask Strength. This is a 53.7% ABV, or 107.4 proof release.