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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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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We were traveling the area and found Smooth Amber. We stopped in. all the folks were so very nice and friendly. We were early for the tasting session. However the young lady... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Leesburg, Florida
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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling the area and found Smooth Amber. We stopped in. all the folks were so very nice and friendly. We were early for the tasting session. However the young lady behind the counter said, since you travel so far, I will allow samples. The products were excellent in taste and color. We just had to purchase their Gin... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this place at our hotel. We came for their tasting. The lady that gave us the samples was fabulous, interesting, and knowledge. This turned out to be one of our favorite excursions while visiting the area. You have to check out the bartender's book they are selling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I begged my wife to go with me because it is my favorite distiller. I am very happy we went. Very nice people in the tasting room. I wish they had all their lines in the shop, but the stuff is too popular. If you like bourbon this is a destination.

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Charlottesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Awesome time at the tasting bar and the tour. This is amazing bourbon and I like amazing bourbon so I had to go. Went with a small group on a random Saturday and were giving the super tour and great experience. Loved it!

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Martins Creek, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit. Love the taste and many sprites. Very very small distillery. Easy access off I64. They make whiskey, gin, vodka.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful experience. Val was so friendly and knowledgable. They had a variety of spirits to choose from, Gin, vodka, whiskeys..... My favorite was the gin though I bought a bottle of vodka (delicious as well). While there make sure to send a post card home or to a friend. The postcards are provided, simply fill them out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Looking for something to do with my husband, sister and brother-in-law and found this small distillery near lewisburg West Virginia. My sister lives in Charleston WVa but we are from Baltimore. What a pleasant experience. We missed the tour but was quickly offered a private mini-tour. I'm so upset that I never asked her name but she has dark hair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This was my wife and mine's second stop, our first was back in December. Back then I picked up a bottle of a single barrel release and enjoyed it so much I had to have more. I gave them a call and they had six left. I bought them all over the phone and arranged a pickup for this Saturday.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

As a foreword, I've visited just about every distillery in Kentucky and been a part of two private barrel selections with distilleries therein. I have never experienced such genuine hospitality. The highly personable staff I met, Val and Sean, were willing and excited to discuss their products and process. They even gave us great advice for hiking and camping in... More 

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Ravenswood, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Smooth Ambler Distillery absolutely rocks. What a beautiful facility and such a friendly staff. I purchase their Old Scout for customer gifts and I have converted avid Crown Royal fans to the Old Scout. Smooth taste, gorgeous and tasteful labeling design. Thank you so much keeping business in West By God Virginia! Tara Chambers Ravenswood, WV

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