Whisky Advent Calendar: Day 7/24 - Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 year old bourbon - 49.5%

Nose: Sugar, cinnamon, mint, tablet, dark caramel, foam banana sweets and spicy rye.

Palate: Thick caramel, honey, more cinnamon and prickly spices.

Finish: Burnt dark sugar, eucalyptus, mint, corn and a sliver of lemon rind, although the finish fades pretty quickly.

Notes: This is a lovely smooth bourbon and I could certainly get used to this. I really like the rye character in the Old Scout and it's a highly enjoyable drop. That said, as far as bourbon goes, the ever reliable Elijah Craig 12 remains my favourite - for the moment, but I will definitely investigate this one again in the future.