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Smooth Ambler Distillery

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great vibe

Visited this small batch distillery and was pleasantly surprised by the tasting room and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Highly recommend

We stopped by on a rainy Friday afternoon and could have spent the rest of the day at this cozy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginia
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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...more
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745 Industrial Park Road, Maxwelton, WV 24957
+1 304-497-3123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this small batch distillery and was pleasantly surprised by the tasting room and knowledgeable and cool staff. Great spirits both inside the bottle and out! Totally worth a visit.

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John L, Owner at Smooth Ambler Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review and for your support!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on a rainy Friday afternoon and could have spent the rest of the day at this cozy distillery tasting room. It wasn’t crowded mid-afternoon, so we were rewarded with Courtney’s undivided attention. This was our first visit to a distillery, and we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My niece, husband and I all tasted “ Contradiction “ bourbon and were impressed with it. We learned the distillery was close by in Lewisburg WV, so we drove over there yesterday. We were greeted by Courtney who made us feel immediately welcome. She reviewed...More

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John L, Owner at Smooth Ambler Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and we're happy to hear the Greenbrier staff sent you our way. Enjoy the spirits!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not long ago, I tried Smooth Ambler whiskies for the first time. I instantly fell in love. So when I went to see family and found out it was just a 3 hour drive from the distillery, I made it a point to go and...More

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John L, Owner at Smooth Ambler Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That's one heck of a nice review. Thank you! We feel honored. - John Little

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Courtney was awesome in giving us a great overview of the distilling process and explaining the tasting differences. We are not big bourbon drinkers but it was interesting and we learned alot. Thanks Paul

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I visited while staying in the area. What an awesome distillery that makes a great product. The tour with Val was very informative and fun. You really get to see how they operate up close and personal. The tours are smaller groups making...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Great tour! Val, the tasting room manager, was awesome and super knowledgable. They're making (and blending) some great whiskeys. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in the area!

Thank Charley P
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Found this place while leading a group of motorcyclists. Sampled the Gin and had to have some. Been taking a group by there for a few years. Never disappointed until I heard they had stopped making the Gin. Alas I have Val to thank for...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Ashton and co. could not have been more accommodating nor more enjoyable/entertaining. We felt as if we were sitting around drinking with friends. Highly recommend a visit and a purchase of contradiction. If you’re local, the event on August 8th brings a highly renowned chef...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Val and Courtney led a wonderful tour. They were very hospitable did a great job of explaining the process. The wheated bourbon stood out, but any evening with Contradiction or Old Scout will be a great evening. What stood out most on the tour was...More

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James W
March 20, 2018|
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Response from John L | Property representative |
James, I'm not sure where you are located, but we're available in 35 states now. Contradiction and American Whiskey are available in most markets. The Single Barrel may be what you are referring to. It's a limited release... More