I joined a while back but haven't made an introduction.

I'm the head distiller and partner for a small, craft distillery in West Virginia: Smooth Ambler Spirits. We make a variety of products including vodka, gin, white whiskey and are currently aging 5 different types of whiskey (mostly bourbon) in everything from 5 to 53 gallon barrels. We do it all from whole grain to finished bottled product in house. We have both a Christian Carl pot still/hybrid column, and a Vendome Pot Still. We've also toyed with the idea of buying brokered bourbon. However, you can be sure, that whatever we do, we'll be open and honest with the folks here (and everywhere) and not try to market a crazy story.

I'm not going to come on here to pimp my products (other than the intro) or act like I know everything. I do hope that I get to learn more about what you like and don't like and what motivates you with bourbon. I've been trying to read up in my free time, if there's such a thing as free time.

I'm a fan of forums in general, so I'm glad to be on board.


John Little
VP, Head Distiller
Smooth Ambler Spirits