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Smooth Ambler Distillery

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Address: 745 Industrial Park Road, Maxwelton, WV 24957
Phone Number: 304.497.3123
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Smooth Ambler produces fine artisan spirits by combining patient...
Smooth Ambler produces fine artisan spirits by combining patient Appalachian know-how with the finest of American ingredients. Located in the rural Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia, Smooth Ambler 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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Excellent, friendly, informative.

I surprised my boyfriend last weekend with a birthday trip to SA. The website had described a cozy ambiance, and we were not disappointed. I felt catered to, cared for, and could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I surprised my boyfriend last weekend with a birthday trip to SA. The website had described a cozy ambiance, and we were not disappointed. I felt catered to, cared for, and could tell the SA staff loved their jobs and company. The tasting was well executed. It was great to learn about each product and then taste. I never felt... More 

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Amherst, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have visited Smooth Ambler twice in the last year and have enjoyed it each time. The staff is friendly, courteous. and knowledgeable. I have also purchased two products, the Whitewater vodka and the Contradiction bourbon blend, and both have been excellent. On my last visit, Val was managing the tastings and was able to answer my questions about the... More 

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Raleigh NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a neat little place with a tasting bar, tour, and sales of miscellaneous items. The staff was wonderful and there is no charge for the tasting. It was a fun event trying the different kinds of liquor, and learning which is made onsite and which was purchased in bulk. We thought some of it was quite good, but... More 

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Gibsonton, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I called a week before arriving and spoke with a woman about their tours. She said they had one at noon and one at two and they take around an hour or so depending on questions. We drove 3 hours to visit the distillery and Organ Cave. We first went to Organ Cave for their walking tour and it ran... More 

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John L, Owner at Smooth Ambler Distillery, responded to this review

Heather, I apologize that you and your husband had such a negative experience here at the distillery and that it set a bad tone for the day. I was also away on vacation...where not much went right either....so I can vouch for how that made me feel. While one unhappy customer is one too many, I think you can tell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've known of Smooth Ambler for a few years since I received a bottle of Greenbrier Gin as a birthday gift and I've wanted to visit the distillery since. Very nice atmosphere. I enjoyed tasting all they have to offer and seeing the facility.

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Winfield, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've done the KY Bourbon Trail & most of the KY Craft Bourbon Trail. Smooth Ambler is a great craft distillery and has a nice ambiance. The Yearling shows promise for their original product. I can't wait to see what's next for them. It was a nice part of a day in Lewisburg.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited the Smooth Ambler Distillery during a weekend visit to the Greenbrier. The distillery was one the high points of our weekend. The tasting was fun and the tour very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Simply amazing line of spirits and in particular, Old Scout is in a class of its own and in my experience, nothing else comes close. Superb!

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Loved viewing the distillery processes and tasting the wares. Their vodka is one of the best I've ever tasted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very friendly people, great distillery with a wonderful product! Loved the tour and the tasting! Will be back!!

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Additional Information about Smooth Ambler Distillery

Address: 745 Industrial Park Road, Maxwelton, WV 24957
Phone Number: 304.497.3123
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Maxwelton
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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