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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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  • Wednesday, 02 March 2016 10:46

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #9

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    Location: Bones, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia

    Date: March 2016

    Price: $37.90  ($9.09 USD)

    Recipe: Not on menu

    Garnish: No cherry...!

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Good value, dry and interesting, probably rye rather than bourbon

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

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