Smooth Ambler Spirits Announces Reception of Best in Class Award as Artisan Merchant Bottler with Tour Through Louisiana

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Smooth Ambler Spirits is excited to announce being awarded Best in Class as an Artisan Merchant Bottler by the American Distilling Institute. They will be touring their award-winning bourbon in Louisiana this week.

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We are honored to receive the Best in Class award as Artisan Merchant Bottlers by the American Distilling Institute, and plan to continue being the best small-batch distillers around in years to come...

Smooth Ambler Spirits is excited to announce being awarded Best in Class as an Artisan Merchant Bottler by the American Distilling Institute. They will be touring their award-winning bourbon in Louisiana this week.

Based in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia, the small batch distiller is now recognized as an Artisan Merchant Bottler. While Smooth Ambler is a distiller of spirits that first made their name by creating true “grain to glass” spirits, their most recent artisan spirit, Old Scout, is a “curated” or sourced whiskey. This means Old Scout is offered by Smooth Ambler to complement their current family of handmade spirits, which are set to age but not yet mature enough to bottle.

“Lots of the products on the shelf are made by someone other than the name on the label. The difference is that we tell people we "scout" or source this product,” began John Little, VP of Smooth Ambler Spirits. “It's really helped us enter the market sooner as our handmade spirits continue their aging process. After all, we aren't trying to make the next whatever-flavored vodka and pouring shots, we're trying to build a brand of quality.”

Smooth Ambler will be touring Old Scout in Louisiana, with a visit to both Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Baton Rouge restaurant Beausoleil, which has been serving Smooth Ambler cocktails for the last year, will be holding a spirit pairing dinner Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30. Louisiana distributor Purveyors of Fine Wine will also be hosting Smooth Ambler for an event Thursday evening.

“We’re proud to deliver a product that has earned us the Artisan Merchant Bottling name,” added John, “We are honored to receive the Best in Class award as Artisan Merchant Bottlers by the American Distilling Institute, and plan to continue being the best small-batch distillers around in years to come while offering our fans award-winning curated spirits like Old Scout.”

In continuing efforts to be the gold standard in small batch distilling, Smooth Ambler will tout its commitment to honesty and transparency in its distilling process, including the inclusion of Old Scout in its repertoire.

To learn more about Smooth Ambler Spirits, visit them at smoothambler.com or follow them on Facebook.

About Smooth Ambler Spirits
Located in the rural Greenbrier Valley and dubbed “West Virginia’s world-class hooch,” Smooth Ambler Spirits uses state-of-the-art distillery equipment in conjunction with natural resources of the region: high-valley mountain air, natural waters, ideal temperature variations and friendly folks. These elements, combined with a hands-on, grain-to-glass distilling, cutting and filtering process, create a truly remarkable drink best enjoyed one slow sip at a time. It is a fact that Smooth Ambler Spirits are now produced at the highest and purest level possible anywhere in the world.

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