Tour de Bourbon Day 6: Smooth Ambler Contradiction

Day 6 (my birthday!) gives us the Smooth Ambler Contradiction, a “Bourbon Whiskey” that’s 50% alcohol.¬†Smooth Ambler Contradiction


I’m not getting much nose from this at all – pretty much just alcohol. Maybe a light floral scent, hint of vanilla?

It feels very smooth in the mouth, almost slippery, with hints of chocolate in the flavor. Unfortunately, it’s a bitter chocolate, with a harsh metal aftertaste. Christina doesn’t care for it at all, making a face and pronouncing it “alcohol-y”.

The web site tells me that Contradiction is a blend of wheated and rye bourbon. No ¬†mention of the flavors they expect me to be picking up, but I’m pretty sure “oil drum” wasn’t one of them.

My least favorite so far. For the first time, I added Coke and ice – I usually take my whiskey neat, but this one needs something to take the edge off.

One star.

  1. Bulleit
  2. Evan Williams
  3. FEW
  4. Booker’s 7 Year
  5. Michter’s
  6. Smooth Ambler Contradiction

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