It’s still cold outside, and I’m still drinking bourbon. My bourbon of choice this month has been Smooth Ambler’s Very Old Scout.
This is a bit of a different bourbon. Smooth Ambler is an upstart distiller in West Virginia and hasn’t had time to start bottling their own bourbon yet. They buy other distiller’s bourbon and in this case blend and bottle it as their own.
This particular version is a blend of a 14, 15, 17 & 19 year bourbon. There is a noticeably high rye content to it, but there are also notes of vanilla, oak and caramel you would expect from a bourbon aged for 19 years. The best part about this bourbon is it is reasonably priced for such an aged spirit. We have it at Fiola, so come by and try it.
Fiola Bar Manager and Mixologist