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Highland Park Viking Honour 12 year old

The nose on this is salty and fruity, with some seaweed, a hint of rubber and a prick of alcohol even at 43% ABV.    The taste is rich with toffee, burnt coffee, caramel at first then some more acrid camp fire notes and along with bitter fruit peels and spices.  The finish is gentle hum of heat and peppermint along with some smokiness.  At 43% ABV it can take a drop of water and still hold up, but it doesn't need it.  Overall a delicious expression from one of my favourite distilleries.

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  • Sunday, 09 April 2017 07:57

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #28

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    Location: Roast, Borough Market, London, UK

    Date: March 2017

    Price: 12 GBP ($14.85 USD)

    Recipe: Buffalo Trace, Dubonnet and Peychaud's bitters

    Garnish: Mashed up Blackberries

    Served: Up

    Comments: Technically this was a little "off piste" as a Manhattan with blackberries and Dubonnet but I liked it....

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

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