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Old Scout American Whiskey 107 – West Virginia Pick Review

By Josh Peters @TheWhiskeyJug

When John visited the SCWC to talk about this whiskey he called it a “Tuesday Whiskey”, something to drink that was good enough to be in your glass, but you didn’t expect much from. That couldn’t be a better description of this Old Scout American Whiskey 107 – West Virginia Pick. It’s not a celebratory whiskey, but it ain’t crap either.

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 - West Virgina Pick

It’s refreshing to hear a distillery/company talk about their whiskeys in the proper context. To know that this isn’t an A+ whiskey and know that it has a purpose, a function and a place. Hearing John say that made me like the brand even more than I already did. They have a deeper fan for life.

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 – West Virginia Pick Review: Details and Tasting Notes

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 - West Virgina Pick Details

In Smooth Ambler’s Words: Old Scout American Whiskey 107 – West Virginia Pick

NA – Single Barrel pick

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 – West Virginia Pick price, ABV, age and other details

Region: America

Distiller: MGP and a “TN Whiskey” (Dickel most likely)
Blender / Bottler: Smooth Ambler
Bottled For: West Virginia
Blend: 9+ years 36% rye bourbon (MGP like Old Scout Single Barrel) and 5+ years “Tennessee Whiskey” distilled from a “bourbon mash”
Cask: New Charred Oak (MGP), Rejuvenated re-charred ex-Bourbon (TN Whiskey)
Age: 5 Years (5 and 9+ years)
ABV: 53.5%

Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color

Barrel: 8572

Price: $32

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 - West Virgina Pick is a single barrel picked for the state of West Virginia by Smooth Ambler

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 – West Virginia Pick Tasting Notes

EYE
Dark straw

NOSE
Buttered popcorn, butterscotch, marzipan, walnuts and a bit of cinnamon oil and banana oil.

PALATE
Honey roasted peanuts, popcorn, caramel syrup, char, vanilla and a touch of spice and oak.

FINISH
Med-short -> Honey roasted peanuts, spice and caramel.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Decent balance, medium body and a soft light feel.

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 – West Virginia Pick Review: OVERALL

There is a marked difference between this Old Scout American Whiskey 107 (West Virgina Pick) and the one picked by Nasa Liquor. The Nasa had more oak influence whereas this one was more sweets and spice driven. The aroma is sweet and nutty with grain notes coming through as popcorn. The palate was fairly similar but with the spice being stronger.

As John called it at the tasting, this is a good “Tuesday Whiskey”. It’s something that isn’t overly complex, won’t blow you away by any means, but is a good whiskey for every day sipping and mixing. Especially at the 107 proof, it’ll make for a great cocktail as it delivers the kind of kick that’ll stand up to other ingredients and ice.

SCORE: 85/100 (B)

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 - West Virgina Pick Review

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 - West Virgina Pick Review
  • Nose - 85
  • Palate - 85
  • Finish - 85
  • Balance, Body & Feel - 85
85

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 - West Virgina Pick Review Summary

Old Scout American Whiskey 107 – West Virginia Pick is a good barrel picked by the folks at Smooth Ambler for liquor stores in their home state and if you’re ever in West Virginia I recommend grabbing one.

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