Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon 116.4 Proof
I was extremely surprised with this pour - I had heard good things but WOW this one is next level good. 5 year high-rye MGP and drinks more like a 10-12 year bourbon. I’m debating buying a second bottle before these picks are gone.
I immediately ordered more bottles after tasting this. It's everything I love about a higher-boost bottle. Amplified flavors, pleasant warming, bigger body, but no twang to it, nor harsh edges. Big balanced nutty caramel nose and palate, with some dried leaves knocking around in the background. Perfect whiskey for autumn (or a time when you wish it were autumn). One of those whiskies that makes your eyes pop because it's so balanced and layered--not because it's so forward and strong.
Excellent high proof bourbon! The best bang for your buck!