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Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon
Staff Pick

Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon

Item # 32768 750mL
$59.96/ Single Bottle
$359.76/ Case of 6
Country
USA
Region
ABV
46.00%
Producer

Tasting Notes

We know better than to think twice about snatching up a limited release from Smooth Ambler. What seems like a contradiction is more like a reasonable solution to a problem we all wish we had: having too much great whiskey on your hands. For this expression, the team in West Virginia blended 73% of a nine-year-old high-rye bourbon from MGP in Indiana with 27% of their own two-year-old wheater. This whiskey gives the phrase "Bang for Your Buck" new meaning, bold and rich with a classic profile, there are also layers of complexity mixed into the fold. Not surprisingly, there is no contradiction in the quality here.


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Staff Pick Notes

Sometimes bourbon can be tiresome. There I said it! Sometimes it feels like sifting through the same flavors over and over again hoping to find a speck of individuality. Luckily there are still bourbons out there that make me eat my words. The Contradiction is 73% a 9 year old high rye bourbon from MGP and the remaining 27% is a 2 year old wheated bourbon made by Smooth Ambler. The aroma is a potpourri of apples, cherries, sandalwood, and dry mint. The palate shows off both the rye and wheat. Initially tasting of sweet grass, then dry and spicy on the mid-palate, and lastly a long finish of dark roasted coffee. This whiskey is anything but mundane.

- SD

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