Smooth Ambler SAS
Peggy Noe Stevens – 7.5
Nose: Buttermilk biscuits with orange marmalade. Vanilla-spice and red licorice. Cereal notes. Green pear and nutmeg. Black currants and oak.
Palate: Brown sugar and marshmallow. Delicious oak playing alongside of blackberry and cantaloupe.
Finish: Cinnamon and clove rounded off with a wash of sweet caramel and chestnuts.
Comments: The flavor beats the nose on this one. Pure or mixable, but let it rest over the rocks.
Susan Reigler – 7.2
Nose: Buttered buttermilk biscuits with orange blossom.
Palate: A bit of citrus followed by bread dough upon entry. This is followed by quite a bit of oak.
Finish: A long, peppery finish starts dry and ends even drier.
Comments: If your taste is more for a dry, oaky whiskey than one with a sweeter, fruit and baking spice profile, this will be very enjoyable. Would hold its own in