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Smooth Ambler Distillery

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Address: 745 Industrial Park Road, Maxwelton, WV 24957
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+1 304-497-3123
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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Fantastic Staff & Spirits

I had sampled the Old Scout brand of bourbon before visiting Smooth Ambler but had no idea the variety of spirits they are responsible for. The tasting room was quaint and well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had sampled the Old Scout brand of bourbon before visiting Smooth Ambler but had no idea the variety of spirits they are responsible for. The tasting room was quaint and well stocked and the staff was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Well worth the drive out into the country to sample the entire Smooth Ambler catalog.

Thank proudest_munkey
Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great experience visiting and tasting yesterday! We will be looking for your label back in PA! Loved the Old Scout and the American Whiskey. All the staff was awesome. We come to Virginia every year. We will be back.

Thank Pam B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in today for part of my birthday trip to Lewisburg...can't recommend it enough! We had a personal tour of the facilities and a great tasting. These guys know what they're doing and I can say that with several years of bourbon "experience" under my belt. In a few years, this place is going to be on the bourbon map... More 

Thank Matthew K
Charleston, West Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Our group of 26 had a very nice evening at Smooth Ambler. To move things along, they broke us into 2 groups, 1 starting with the tour and 1 with tastings. The tour was quite interesting with the guide showing his knowledge with some detailed questions from the chemical engineers in the group. The tasting was great. The bartender was... More 

Thank Andy4WV
lincoln university, pa
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21 reviews
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Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

They clearly love their craft. Arrive a few before your tour to enjoy a sampling. Tasty fun way to spend a couple hours.

Thank michelle n
Catonsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

The Smooth Ambler Distillery was a nice change of pace for us since we are more the beer/wine/mixed drink crowd but were looking for a gift for my son who has become a whiskey/bourbon fan.The young lady behind the bar was very informative and very generous with the samples during the tasting session.Very interesting discovering all the different tastes particularly... More 

Thank Mark G
Helper, Utah
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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We made a stop today at Smooth Ambler. A must stop for Bourbon enthusiasts! The young lady was very knowledgeable of the products and very aware of other business that are teaming up to share there goods. They have a bloody mary mix and Bourbon caramel chocolates that were awesome! Nice retail store! Totally enjoyed our stop!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

On the way to our hotel, we decided to stop and do a tasting. A tasting was already in progress so we joined in. The server was very knowledgeable, helpful and personable. The product is excellent, so much so we bought 4 different bottles!!

Thank NormaRae03
Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews
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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We were driving home from DC to Louisville, KY and it just so happened we came across this hidden gem right off the interstate. The bar area is very nice where they allow you to sample all the spirits that they are currently offering at no charge. We visited on a week day so it wasn't too busy so we... More 

Thank nierengarten09
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tasting. Val really knows her stuff! The 7 year and Yearling are the best! Do not miss this place. Not available in stores.

Thank Randy H

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