Category Archives: Lawrenceburg Distillery

This distillery has been bought and sold numerous times.

Smooth Ambler

Smooth Ambler “Old Scout”

6 yrs. old 49.5% (101 proof) Batch 8; Bottle Date June 19, 2012; Bottled by JH; West Virginia

Tasting was done on the rocks. This was a brave choice considering the 101 proof of this whiskey. A proper bourbon guide review would best have been done with a splash of water. Brave… that is how we can describe our drinking!

$40 at the VA ABC stores for a 750ml.

Ratings:

Rater Nose Alcohol Burn Taste Scale Overall Score
Jason Neutral A +1 86
Tripp Pleasant A +2 87
Rater Comments
Jason Fruit follwed by spice. Considering the alcohol content this is quite smooth and nice with a fire blazing in the living room.  Recommend to all.
Tripp Caramel, spice, citrus.  Very balanced and incredibly smooth. Really nice drink. One of my favorites. Great all around bourbon.

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Filibuster

Filibuster Dual Cask

Dual cask: 2 distinct oak barrels. Finished in French Oak barrels.

The bottle tested was Batch 1, Bottle 3955 and was purchased in Washington DC. This is a 45% alcohol bourbon.

Tasting was done straight up. This is a novelty type bourbon, and got some great reviews on-line and in magazines. We are lucky to have a bottle, but now that we tried it…we are stuck with a bottle.

Ratings:

Rater Nose Alcohol Burn Taste Scale Overall Score
Jason Neutral B -1 80
Tripp Pleasant B, not bad at all +1 77

Rater Comments
Jason Smooth with a slight alcohol flavor. A lot of wood, too much wood – I am not a lumberjack. A flavor I would never reach for, but good to sample.  Having said all of this, there is no more Filibuster to drink.
Tripp Sweet with wood, lots of wood. Like a sugary piece of oak in your mouth. There is the earthy finish that makes it only a +1 sweetness, but the wood is overwhelming. A very different flavor, but a flavor I would never reach for. My bottle is used just for tastings and for comparison. You really need to like the oak flavor to every buy this bottle. More of a novelty than a legitimate drink.

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