Wheated bourbons are still punching their way to the top of the whiskey heap, day after day! This 100 proof, 5-year matured bourbon is showing the hallmarks of a well-aged spirit while offering a glimpse of the raw materials as well. The sweetness of corn, mellowed by the hint of wheat and wood. This is bright and lithe with great notes of caramel and candied apple.
In the heart of Appalachia you’ll find hard-working, independent, entrepreneurial folks with a sense of adventure. And in the early ‘10s a new distillery founded by such people burst onto the scene. TAG Galyean and his son-in-law John Little started Smooth Ambler Spirits in 2009 and have been producing and bottling sensational, award-winning spirits since. TAG and John had been searching for something they could produce in West Virginia, using raw materials sourced among the bounty of the lands nearby, and had considered other trades before TAG saw an article published in Time Magazine in early 2008 about the rise of American craft distilling. Throwing caution to the wind, a daring new business launched in the lush countryside of Greenbrier Valley. The distillery hand-crafts a variety of vodka, gin and whiskey on site. Taking a page from the Scot’s independent bottler guide book, they have really made a name for themselves with their hand-selected casks of whiskey bottled under the moniker “Old Scout.” One of the first single barrels of rye whiskey we selected for an exclusive bottling was bottled under this label, and it’s still one of our favorites to go back to and sip on.