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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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Group Business Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

While attending a business trip at The Resort at Glade Springs - my boss mentioned a distillery less than an hour away. Later that day I had a few hours to spare and decided to make the trip over to Smooth Ambler. Pulling up to lot - I noticed that the distillery was as beautiful in person as I had... More 

Thank Russ1025
Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I live in NC (have traveled, lived, and tasted all over the globe) and keep coming back to this place. I love it. The tour is great for beginners and pros, and the folks (John, Val, Johnny, etc.) are sincere and exceptional. But most importantly, the bourbons etc. are delicious and evolving, and there is something for everyone in the... More 

Thank courthere
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I just wanted to say thank you Val for taking the time to talk to us and share your product. You really are awesome at what you do. Thanks for the tour. For anyone who hasn't been here it's a must see. We look forward to carrying your product at our new Restaurant "Chessies" opening soon in Hinton. Everyone there... More 

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