Any distillery in the United States should be a feather in the cap of the local community,""explains master distiller John Little. ""We buy almost all of our grains locally. Our waste goes to a local farmer. We are a tourist attraction for the area and we pay a ton of taxes. This business is what small business in America is all about.""
Embedded in the rolling Appalachian hills of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Smooth Ambler Spirits is a testament to the craftsmanship and hard-work of Little and his cofounder, TAG Galyean. At their 5,200 square-foot distillery, Little and Galyean combine traditional distillation techniques with state-of-the-art equipment to produce remarkable spirits that are bold, complex and perfectly balanced.
Big Level Bourbon is a wheated bourbon 100% mashed, distilled, aged, proofed, and bottled onsite at the Smooth Ambler distillery. Handcrafted from a mash bill of 71% corn, 21% wheat, and 8% malted barley, this bold bourbon is distilled using continuous column distillation and aged for 5+ years in #4 char 53-gallon barrels.