Smooth Ambler, a young craft distillery with a say

Founded in 2009, the young Smooth Ambler distillery symbolizes the revival of craft American distilleries. Read more here.

Readers of the USA Today newspaper rightly awarded him the title of “America Best Craft Whiskey Distillery 2018”.

Almost ten years ago, John Little and his father-in-law embarked on the adventure of artisanal distillation. By creating Smooth Ambler in the heart of the Appalachians, they chose to rely on the resources of a state that is both mountainous and rural. Ideal for making a whiskey because the spring water is pure !

In addition, local agriculture produces quality cereals, so the surrounding farms provide them with maize, rye, malt and wheat guaranteed GMO-free. Today, Smooth Ambler heats the still 7 days a week and distills 7000 litres of brandy a day and ages them in new American white oak barrels.

John Little is a true nugget finder. He offers this famous Old Scout, a blend of two whiskeys selected and bottled by the distillery: a 9-year-old Bourbon rich in rye and a 5-year-old whiskey with 51% bourbon. You can feel the sweetness of the corn, pretty spicy reliefs (cinnamon, caramel, nutmeg), a slight bitterness of cocoa and surprising fresh notes of mint.

 

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.