Hand selected by us, we are exceptionally proud to offer this Old Scout by Smooth Ambler Spirits, exclusive to The Whisky Shop.
The Old Scout range from Smooth Ambler Spirits is revered by whiskey aficionados from all over, and we are so excited to have selected our own single cask. A relatively new face to the whiskey scene, they are both a distiller and a procurer, ‘scouting’ out new barrels from trusted sources for their spirit. This is a high-rye straight bourbon whiskey aged for five years in heavily charred barrels - a process which creates a more intense interaction between the wood and the spirit. Free from chill filtration and bottled at its natural strength, this expression is a hearty 59% abv.
The high rye content adds a subtle kick of spice, but this is primarily a sweet and smooth dram. The nose is mellow, with top notes of caramel toffee, butterscotch, and maple syrup. This sweetness perseveres in the palate, but a gentle mentholic character arises. The finish is spiced, with a subtle twist of freshly cracked black peppercorn, pipe tobacco, and luxurious maple syrup. A first-rate, exceptionally drinkable bourbon.