Smooth Ambler Old Scout Rye
Added on Saturday, Sep 8, 2012 at 10:28 AM
  Bottler: Smooth Ambler
  Age: 7 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 49.50 % Region: Indiana
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Sourced from the LDI distillery in Indiana.
Member Ratings and Notes

The nose on this gives off model glue and plastic. The palate is very LDI with mint. It starts sweet then has a bit of bitterness at the end which lasts into the finish along with some Eucalyptus notes.


Overall, I think this is the weakest of the three whiskeys in the Old Scout line (and I tend to be a rye fan). Interestingly, this one seems to have less rye character than the six year old bourbon, despite the 95% rye mashbill.


[Batch 1]

Batch 56 is damn tasty stuff in my opinion, lots of mint and funk in the nose and palate, with a creamy smooth texture.  A steal at $45 a bottle.  I bought 3 more!   

Batch 39


n:  Mentholyptus cough drops


p:  Tad hot.  Cough drop on roids.  Hint of spearmint and very vaporous.  Fun but puts hairs on your chest. 


Robust rye spice, vanilla mint, and rich buttery caramel corn. Middle is black pepper and charred oak. Long butterscotch candy finish and dill spice. Nothing too complicated but this is very tasty and fun. Runs spicy and hot. Dense flavour with a cohesive profile, I really like this.  [batch 55 reviewed, B+]


Old Scout Rye 10 Year, single barrel, 56.1% ABV:

Excellent rye - delicious, spicy, and totally satifying. Just asesome. A-

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