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Arctic Ice Moonshine Whiskey

This 40% ABV expression is from the Anchorage Distillery (which is much more focussed on gin and vodka than whiskey) that I visited one chilly February afternoon in 2017.  It is made from locally (Alaska) grown barley but the barley is not malted.  The nose has baked sourdough bread and ripe banana.  Sweet with a little farmyard funk too.  The taste is very smooth with lemon peel, camphor oil and licorice.  The finish has some black pepper, cayenne and more licorice.  A little more complex than I expected and I would be interested to see how it aged.

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  • Saturday, 19 November 2016 12:25

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #27

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    Location: T-Lounge, Sheraton Barra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Date: November 2016

    Price: $29 Reals ($8.57 USD)

    Recipe: Jim Bean White Label and Punt E Mes Vermouth

    Garnish: Two maraschino cherries

    Served: At room temperature... (?)

    Comments: Maybe the worst hotel lobby bar Manhattan I have tried.  If I have to say something nice; at least it was cheap!

    What is this about? Check out  http://www.somanywhiskies.com/item/749-the-manhattan-project-ii

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    Glenmorangie Artein

    The first time I saw this was at the Victoria Whisky Festival in 2012 and it was popular.  So popular by the time I got to the Glenmorangie stand on the last night it was already gone!  The nose has lots of red fruits like raspberries and also sweet sultanas.  Reminded me of fruit salad with sweet syrup.  The taste is very smooth and creamy, vanilla ice cream and banana, reminiscent of Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or.  Subtle but very good.  The finish is dry, more fruits, vanilla, some spices like cinnamon and even mint.  A dessert whisky, fruit, vanilla ice cream and mint.  Yummy.