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    Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    http://smoothambler.com/spirits/contradiction/

    Looks like Smooth Ambler is going to put out a blended bourbon/rye of their own.

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    Re: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    Even more interesting, it's a blend of their own distillate with sourced.
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    Re: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    And at 100 proof, hope the price is forgiving.
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    Re: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    I really enjoy the blend of bernheim and wtrb, so this sounds like it will be right up my alley.

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    Re: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    This appears to be a blend of 2 bourbons per the link. A wheated mash bill and a rye mash bill, both straight bourbons. This would still be a bourbon would it not? Basically this is similar to the Parker's Heritage Blend of 2 mashbills.

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    Re: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    They posted more specific information on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/SmoothAmbler

    "Contradiction is a blend of straight bourbon whiskey. 27% is a 2 year-old wheated bourbon we make here in West Virginia, and 73% is the 9 year-old bourbon we bottle as Smooth Ambler Old Scout. Marrying the two has some interesting effects: the wheater evens-out the spice inherent in the high-rye mashbill of Old Scout, and the older whiskey pulls the younger, kicking and screaming, into the realm of a drinkability more refined and complex than it could be on its own. Additionally, the flavor profile achieves the result of a four-grain bourbon: corn, wheat, rye, and barley."
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    Re: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    Like taking a page out of the Scotch blenders handbook. Looks promising.
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    Re: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    I've had the opportunity to try some of this, and it's a nice bourbon. All the pieces are laid bare on the palate, but they agree with one another, and with me. Young and spirity and immediate, but bolstered by the wood influence and bold rye spice of the Old Scout whiskey. Price should be where you expect SA price to be I think, somewhere in the $40s, but that's just a guess.

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    Re: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    Josh, thanks for the intel. Knew we could count on you Anything like the Parker's Blend of Mashbills, or is the wheated component too young for that comparison?
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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    Re: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    I've had the opportunity to try some of this, and it's a nice bourbon. All the pieces are laid bare on the palate, but they agree with one another, and with me. Young and spirity and immediate, but bolstered by the wood influence and bold rye spice of the Old Scout whiskey. Price should be where you expect SA price to be I think, somewhere in the $40s, but that's just a guess.

    To to be fair, Josh, that's the basic price for everyone else. We'll charge you a helluva lot more. :-)

 

 

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