Smooth Ambler, The Creation
An argument could be made that an article in the January 14, 2008 issue of TIME magazine was responsible for the creation of Smooth Ambler Spirits. Long time residents of the Greenbrier Valley, both TAG Galyean and John Little knew that they wanted to make something, something that would leave a mark on Greenbrier County and the folks that call it home, something to be proud of. Just exactly what that was, they hadn’t decided upon. That’s when TAG came across the TIME article featuring the re-emergence of craft distilling in the United States. With a sly comment of, ‘we should do this, in your garage…I’m serious’, began the journey of Smooth Ambler Spirits. Founded in 2009 by TAG and John, Smooth Ambler Spirits set out to produce 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 the natural resources of the region; high-valley mountain air, natural waters, ideal temperature variations and friendly folks. The result is a truly remarkable crafted drink.
Why Smooth Ambler
Appalachia is home to hard-working, independent people who soak their souls in a leisurely pace of life. Details beat deadlines and quality trumps quantity. Crafted from these hands and cared for from these hearts, Smooth Ambler Spirits is known as much for its premium taste as it is local pride. Set among historic mountains and rich earth, Smooth Ambler pulls the best ingredients from the region. Real mountain water. Hand-selected grain. It’s easy to see why it’s best enjoyed one slow sip at a time. Smooth Ambler reflects the spirit of its neighbors, the selection of West Virginia and the superior cuts of its crafter.