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  1. #61
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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Floating the New for smallies is exactly what I had in mind. And you got whisky? Country road take me home.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    You guys need to ship more to Louisville, I'd buy some if I saw it again.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    You guys need to ship more to Louisville, I'd buy some if I saw it again.
    I'll bring you something in Bardstown.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Quote Originally Posted by 393foureyedfox View Post
    You guys need to ship more to Louisville, I'd buy some if I saw it again.
    LB Springhurst had both the 7yr Rye and 10yr Bourbon in stock last week. I "think" they had a 7 or 8yr Bourbon as well, but wasn't paying that close attention.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    So, I broke down and ordered the 8-year Cask strength DrinkupNY bottle today. won't get it until I see my sister-in-law from Tennessee next month (had to ship it to her).
    Hope it's worth the wait...
    "You Can't Buy Happiness, but you can buy Whiskey!"

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Okay, I can chime in here now. Thanks to the generosity of a fellow SB member, I received a nice sample of Smooth Ambler Old Scout SB, barrel # 92, 122.8 proof. It was just a bit hot/off for me a first, but I added a couple of ice cubes and let it sit for a few minutes. Presto! That did the trick. Very nice pour. Slightly woody/smokey, with that burnt pecan pie/chocolate chip cookie taste that I like so well. Pretty darned good IMHO. I just might have to hunt down a bottle or two now.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    I'll bring you something in Bardstown.
    when is the April meet, is it the last weekend in April? I hope to make it, but thats right before finals week and we're doing a health fair that weekend too. Thanks for the offer!

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    I've been a huge fan of the Old Scout since I tried a 6yo Batch 6 back in 2012. The 7yo out now is excellent, and the 11yo and 14yo Very Old Scouts earned spots on my top shelf. Old Scout is something I'll almost always grab a bottle of when I see it as it's become one of my favorite Saturday after-dinner drinks, or to give away as a great gift, as I always name it if asked for a recommendation.

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    SmoothAmbler, absolutely LOVE your stuff...and I'm lucky enough to have friends in places who've sent me some of your BP picks...the Kenwood 8 year old being a particular standout. Going to grab a few from Astor this weekend I've reserved too. As a BP fan, I'm stoked to see you guys doing more of this! Its absolutely delicious, as is the 10 year old, 6 and 7 that I have open along side it!

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    Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Opened my first bottle of Smooth Ambler tonight. First pour of the week. I have tried Smooth Ambler (10 year) which I liked but this is my first bottle.

    Info - Standard 6-year bottling, 99 proof. Batch 11, bottled 9-21-12, bottled by JES. Purchased at Crown Liquors.

    I have read reviews calling other batches of this age as "sweet-spicy." That seems like an accurate description. It drinks a little hotter, spicier than its proof. I notice a slight caramel hint in the nose. The entry is spicy hot with a cinnamon note. This is followed by apple and cherry flavors.

    It is always fun trying to guess the actual distiller. I suspect LDI. However, the taste resembles CEHT Small Batch and EWSB (amped up), both of which I enjoy. Back to the "sweet-spicy" description. It is pretty accurate. It is one of my favorite experiences with bourbon...sweet entry, spicy aftertaste. It has a young taste to it but with plenty of enjoyable flavors. I like it, as I did the 10-year. I look forward to exploring more Smooth Ambler NDP products as well as their distillate when it is released.

    I know there are several other Indy guys in the forum. I would be interested in your thoughts on this bottling, if you have tried it. As well as the recently received 8-year barrel proof offering from Crown.
    Last edited by mbroo5880i; 02-28-2014 at 17:59.

 

 

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