Old Scout Bourbon, bottled at 99 proof, is a high-rye recipe bourbon sourced from Indiana. Straight bourbon whiskey, it is blended in limited, hand-selected batches without chill-filtration, and enjoys the bold character we think excellent bourbon should deliver.
•Mashbill:60% Corn, 36% Rye, 4% Malt. A high-rye bourbon. •Distillation Process:Continuous column distillation. •Aging:Approximately 5 years old, non-chill filtered.
In 2009, Smooth Ambler Spirits was founded with the simple goal of producing the best whiskey by using the best of everything available to us. West Virginia is a fine place to make whiskey, providing excellent local grain and water, the perfect cadence of seasons for mellow aging, and hardworking people who know how to get things done with skill and pride.
A craft distiller, respected curator of sourced whiskey, and down-to-earth innovator, Smooth Ambler offers a family of delicious bourbons and ryes including whiskeys that are homemade, sourced, and a blend of both. Committed to shooting straight with our customers, ourselves, and our industry, we celebrate the honesty and transparency that are integral parts of always trying to do things right.
Named after the easygoing gait of smooth-ambling horses, which travel at a pace best described as between a walk and a run, Smooth Ambler was born in a place where folks know how to strike a balance—a balance between a job well done and the celebration that follows, between recognizing quality and having a good sense of where and when it best fits into their lives.
Smooth Ambler Spirits was founded on these principles. Whether it’s whiskey we make, whiskey we source, or whiskey comprised of a marriage of the two, you can rely on us to tell it like it is and deliver something truly delicious for whiskey novices and enthusiasts alike.
- Smooth Ambler Team
2 oz Smooth Ambler Old Scout
1 oz Simple Syrup (1 part Water to 1 part Sugar)
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
6 Mint Leaves
Combine all of the ingredients in a Boston Shaker filled with Ice. Shake then Double strain into a Collins glass filled with cracked ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint. (helpful hint: roll the mint in your hand before putting it in the shaker. This will release the oils.)
This is one of the most classic of the classic cocktails dating back to the 1880’s. In our book, it is the perfect cocktail. It is a refreshing, herbaceous, boozy, and appropriate for any occasion and time of the year.
Sweet and smooth, with notes of butterscotch, leather and cherry pipe tobacco, it is exceptionally drinkable and enjoys the bold character we think excellent bourbon should deliver.