Rye Whiskey - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Insider knowledge: Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Rye (75cl) whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Rye (75cl) whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
Nose: Caster sugar leads into delicious rye and a dusting of cocoa.
Palate: More brown sugar notes now. Hot, sticky and melting in a pan.
Finish: Smooth, warming and spicy.
initial hit of vanilla and acetone. Moves on to old leather, cola and lavender. woody, with coriander and ripe banana.
initially it tastes vanilla sweet then hints odlf sweet floral notes, tannin, wood then finally rose water and Parma violets. WOW!
24th May 2014
Sorry but I will not be going near this again. One of the worst 'whiskys' I have ever tasted. Tasted like it was matured in an oil can !
10th April 2014
14th February 2014