Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10 Year



 
I reviewed the 99 proof Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year earlier, and it's great, but the 10 Year offering is even better.
 
Smooth Ambler "Old Scout" 10 Year

Smooth Ambler Distillery
100 proof
$44 at Kiawah Spirits on Kiawah Island, SC
 
Color: Deep amber- similar to the 7 Year.

Nose: Delicious, creamy caramelized sugar with hints of citrus and fruit.  An undeniable scent of pear.
 
Tasting notes: Vanilla and caramel smoothness; citrus peel and honey notes are followed by spiciness from the rye and woody oak; red licorice lingers for a nice, long, sweet finish.
 
Overall: A.  Old Scout 10 Year is simply delicious.  Bourbon that tastes delicious should get a good grade.  I don't care if Old Scout is sourced from MGP.  It was well-aged, well-selected, and makes for one of my favorite bourbons available.

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