Smooth Ambler Old Scout 8 yo (DougDogz)
Added on Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 08:48 AM
  Bottler: Smooth Ambler
  Age: 8 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2006 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 61.90 % Region: Indiana
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Barrel 900     Distilled at MGP on 4/21/06   Bottled for Doug Philips

122 bottles 

Member Ratings and Notes

The nose has lots of sweet candy, like caramel covered candy corn, with some strong oak notes mixed in. The palate maintains all of that candy and more with a good measure of oak. Toward the end, it develops spicy and savory notes. It's meaty! The finish is long and rich with a little bit of everything all mixed together - sweet, spicy and even some umami. With a few drops of water, the nose becomes less sweet and much more spicy, but the palate sacrifices some of its complexity.


True to Doug Philips tradition, this is a big, bold and unique whiskey that moves from sweet on the first sip to a long, dry finish. It's delicious, and tasting blind, I never would have guessed that it was only eight years old; it tastes much older.  

In a night of excellent whiskies, this one stood out for its sweetness and chewy richness, if not a great depth of complexity. Surprising oak for 8 years old. I could happily drink this all night long. 

n: burnt kettle corn, heavy spice, cinnamon hard candy, and lotsa caramel. Creamed corn and oak.


t: rich and full of corn sweetness that follows the nose. Rich and chewy. Middle has plenty of oak and refined spice character with a touch of spearmint. This is very bold and full of oak and flavour. Though not very deep in complexity, this would satisfy any bourbon sweet tooth and makes for a great sipper.



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