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  1. #71
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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Just picked up a SAOS 7 year rye, batch 14. Probably won't open it for a while (got way too much stuff open right now), but I can't wait to try it!

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    I stopped in the one place I saw it a few months ago and it was all gone. Have to keep an eye out next time and be ready.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    I stopped in the one place I saw it a few months ago and it was all gone. Have to keep an eye out next time and be ready.
    Take a trip to E'town and see Eric.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    if ever I went to E-town, I may. but, I never go that direction.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyjd75 View Post
    Take a trip to E'town and see Eric.
    BTW Steve, I'm sure that 4I also meant to say Thank You for the tip...
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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Got to try the 7yo rye and bourbon as well as the 10yo bourbon and the Yearling earlier this week (Not to mention the vodka, gin and barrel aged gin).

    The Yearling was young but interesting enough to buy a 375ml. The batch I had was 1y, 7m old. The higher content of barley malt may explain the interesting grain forward nose but it was very pleasant to drink. The two 7yo whiskies were pleasant enough but the 10yo (at 99 proof I believe?) was excellent and also a buy. Although surprisingly the top choice of the evening was the K&L Faultline bourbon, reportedly a blend of 7 and 10yo bourbon (presumably both were the high rye mashbill) put together by Smooth Ambler and bottled in the same bottles as Old Scout.

    I will watch for their newer wheated bourbon mashbill when it has reached maturity as a result.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    I have a bottle of the 7yr rye that is very good. The only one of their bourbons I've seen here is the 7yr and I intend to give it a whirl unless I happen to find one of the older bottles. I've been very impressed with everything that's been said by and about these guys and look forward to trying more of their stuff.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Got to try the 7yo rye and bourbon as well as the 10yo bourbon and the Yearling earlier this week (Not to mention the vodka, gin and barrel aged gin).

    The Yearling was young but interesting enough to buy a 375ml. The batch I had was 1y, 7m old. The higher content of barley malt may explain the interesting grain forward nose but it was very pleasant to drink. The two 7yo whiskies were pleasant enough but the 10yo (at 99 proof I believe?) was excellent and also a buy. Although surprisingly the top choice of the evening was the K&L Faultline bourbon, reportedly a blend of 7 and 10yo bourbon (presumably both were the high rye mashbill) put together by Smooth Ambler and bottled in the same bottles as Old Scout.

    I will watch for their newer wheated bourbon mashbill when it has reached maturity as a result.
    The 10 is 100 proof, and Faultline is 7 year high rye, 10 year lower rye.

  9. #79
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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Yeti - how are the 5, 6, and 7 year bourbons? I think they are all 99 to 100 proof. I see them for sale online and am tempted to pull the trigger.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Sorry to leave this hanging. The standard Old Scout is rather good, and an easy recommendation around $30. I've gotten spoiled drinking lots of full strength single barrel stuff, but the 6-7 year standard bottle is very nice. I've described it as a point between FRSB and WT101. Don't know if anyone agrees with me, but you know what they say opinions are like

 

 

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