Full Review

Smooth Ambler

Smooth Ambler
Contradiction Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39.99

Smooth Ambler
Contradiction Bourbon Whiskey

Category: Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 46%
Amber color. Aromas of bread pudding with apples and raisins, toffee, and char-toasted banana bread with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium-full body and a polished, interesting, medium-long pecan praline, chocolate ganache, custard, and pencil shavings finish. A rich, chewy, oaky bourbon that fills the mouth with flavor; if you’re seeking intensity and brawn, this is one for you.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: bread pudding with apples and raisins, toffee, and char-toasted banana bread
Taste Flavor: pecan praline, chocolate genache, custard, and pencil shavings
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, chewy, oaky bourbon that fills the mouth with flavor; if you're seeking intensity and brawn, this is one for you.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
250 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10177
USA
1 914-848-4800

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Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Blended Straight Bourbon is a blend of straight bourbon whiskies with an added allowance to contain coloring and/or flavoring, something that is not traditionally allowed in the straight bourbon category. In addition to this allowance, a Blended Straight Bourbon's components do not need to be distilled in the same state as one another.