Smooth Ambler has recently gained much acclaim from whiskey geeks for its Old Scout single barrel selections. Unfortunately, all of those single barrels come courtesy of MGP in Indiana. Earlier this year, however, the company released Wheated Bourbon, a so-called "Appalachian whiskey" completely distilled in West Virginia, which was highly sought-after amongst the cognoscenti. In December of 2016, Smooth Ambler was acquired by French company Pernod Ricard.