The Spirit of Craft Distilling
Smooth Ambler Spirits is a true grain to glass craft distillery. Using the finest whole American grains, milled on-site and carefully combined with the local mountain water the region is famous for, we crafted our products with quality in mind and passion taken deeply to heart. Our bourbon whiskey, vodka, and gin are produced with talent and skill informed by hundreds of years of distilling excellence and are guided by the desire to acquire the purest and best ingredients, to do the best with them one slow step at a time, and shepherd the process from when the grain arrives at the back of our distillery to when the ice clinks in the well-deserved glass in front of you.
Grain To Glass
Smooth Ambler carefully combines these elements – locally sourced grains, clean air, pure mountain water, and an ideal climate – to produce world class vodka, gin, and a variety of whiskies. Embracing the rich history of the farmer-distiller, every batch and bottle of Smooth Ambler’s distilled spirits is hand-tended and painstakingly shepherded from the initial mashing to the finished spirit. With as little waste as possible, and as much passion as we can muster, we strive simply to make the finest spirits we can from the best of what’s around us.
Artisan Merchant Bottling
From time to time in our travels we come across great whiskeys – not of our making, but of our liking – that might not otherwise be brought to market. In homage to the centuries-old Scotch and Irish practice of independent bottling, we take these exceptional products under our care. Once in West Virginia, they are further cultivated, and then bottled faithfully and honestly. These whiskeys, which we call Old Scout, are delivered to the marketplace as an Artisan Merchant Bottled product. They are finely made and are unlike anything we distill here in West Virginia, but are nonetheless smooth and delicious in ways we admire. Old Scout artisan spirits are very much our own kin, and shown the same affection as what we create at Smooth Ambler.
We hope you will enjoy the entire family of Smooth Ambler Spirits responsibly.