Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel 11 Year Old.

We scored some Smooth Ambler 11 Year Old

Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel 11 Year Old...$46.99
ABV: 47.2%
Old Scout Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey is just what it says; a single barrel that has been bottled at cask strength, usually between 109 and 118 proof. We pick barrels that are different from our stock selection to create unique experiences with each purchase.


Anonymous said...

So cask strength after 11 years is 95 proof?
How is that possible? What ABV is it barreled at?

Paul Hayden said...

I know the maximum it can be barreled at is 125 proof, I think the minimum might be 100 proof. It used to be, but the law might have been changed. But depending on humidity and temperature some bourbons go down in proof in the barrel and some go up in proof.

Justin said...

low proof cask strength bourbon can be a real treat. you get all of the wood oils and flavors at their full density without the thinning and drying effect of the additional ethanol.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Justin
o totally agree with you on that. I have 5 bottle and 2 are at 47 abv.
I've been all about saos since they first started. I actually have several bottles of the rye ( cask strength and the regular ). I called the distillery a year ago and asked about the rye. It's no longer available for right now.
It comes down to price point for me. I know it cost to store barrels for 11 years no matter the cask strength. I'm not sure they were going for that strength or how they pick the barrels. The essentially get more bottles from a barrel with less water evaporation. To me the price and abv should be inversely proportional.
I know they are a very transparent distiller and in this case a non distiller. I wish they could tell us more info for the whiskey nerds.
I've heard stories of barrels be almost empty after aging to long.
It is very nice to have a cask strength at that abv.