Thursday, May 17, 2018


Smooth Ambler Spirits, has announced the launch of its much anticipated Wheated Straight Bourbon.

Smooth Ambler Big Level Wheated Bourbon (50% ABV) has been mashed, distilled, aged, proofed and bottled at its distillery in Maxwelton, West Virginia.
Smooth Ambler Big Level Wheated Bourbon

Using a mash bill consisting of corn, wheat and malted barley, Smooth Ambler Big Level Wheated Bourbon, was aged in 53-gallon oak barrels.

Founded in 2009, Smooth Ambler has steadily grown to become a leader in the small production of quality, classic whiskey. Winning Best Single Barrel Bourbon in the World for 2016 at the World Whiskies Awards, the brand partnered with Pernod Ricard the following year, and continues to produce whiskey in what it refers to as its "Make, Merchant, and Marry" approach, sourcing whiskey in-tandem with its homemade distillate and in the case of award-winning Contradiction Bourbon, making a union of the two.

Commenting on the launch, John Little, Head Distiller at Smooth Ambler, said: "Much of what we've done at Smooth Ambler has been leading up to this moment. The release of Big Level signifies the beginning of our long-term ability to offer a third, important category of whiskeys to us: those which are 100% made here in West Virginia. We're excited for this whiskey to complement the merchant bottled and "married" (merchant and homemade blended together) families already embraced by our business."

After completing its distillery expansion this winter, Smooth Ambler spirits is poised to produce 3,000 barrels of whiskey in 2018, and plans to constantly source quality whiskey as it becomes available.

Smooth Ambler Big Level Wheated Bourbon, will be available from specialist retailers across the US, later this month. RRP (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush