Old Scout fans will be psyched to get their hands on this one.

Company founder John Little produces his Smooth Ambler whiskeys at his West Virginia-based distillery but also releases sourced and blended bourbons under the Old Scout Banner. In fact, Little has been purchasing and marrying parcels of bourbon since 2011 and helped spark a trend in highlighting transparency in American whiskey. This latest Old Scout 7-Year-Old bourbon is no exception, and plenty of ink will be spilled when reviews start coming out. The MSRP is $65 and will be available for a limited time in the following States: CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, WI, WV.

"Transparently sourcing whiskey was, and still is, such an important part of our foundation. Today, we are proud to keep the practice going and bring back the legendary Old Scout 7, a high-rye mashbill bottled at 99 proof."

— John Little, Smooth Ambler and Old Scout Founder

What’s In The Bottle?

This Old Scout 7 is a high-rye bourbon recipe consisting of 60% corn, 36% rye, and 4% malted barley. It has been aged seven years and is bottled non-chill-filtered at 49.5% ABV (90 Proof). The MSRP is $65.

How Does It Taste?

Company tasting notes report a nose featuring apple, leather, and cherry pipe tobacco. Expect a bold, sweet, spicy palate with a long, smooth finish.

John McCarthy is a spirit, travel, and lifestyle journalist, managing editor, and author of The Modern Gentleman and Whiskey Rebels: The Dreamers, Visionaries & Badasses Who Are Revolutionizing American Whiskey. McCarthy is also editor of Barleycorn Drinks and Director of Judging of the John Barleycorn Awards.