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Whisky Advocate: Smooth Ambler Brings Back Old Scout Bourbon

September 10, 2019

These days, a new whisky comes out practically every day—sometimes a dozen or more a week. Store shelves are crowded with more bottles than ever before. New releases make a splash, but when a whisky disappears, it usually happens quietly.

That was the case with Old Scout, a popular whiskey sourced from MGP and bottled by Smooth Ambler. Just a few years ago, the West Virginia distillery was selling every bottle of Old Scout Bourbon and rye that it could ship—so much that it ran out of mature whiskey altogether. So since September 2016, Smooth Ambler has bottled only a few barrels of Old Scout Bourbon, usually limited to gift shop sales. But now Old Scout’s 99-proof (49.5% abv) Bourbon is coming back for good. Whisky Advocate has more.—Susannah Skiver Barton

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