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Red River

This is a Texas bourbon finished in Pinot Noir red wine casks at the Western Son distillery in Pilot Point Texas.  If you haven't heard of Pilot Point, dont worry about it,  neither had I and I have lived and / or worked in Texas for over quarter of a century!  The nose has some red berry fruits and sweet port wine along with the usual suspects of corn and sawdust.  The taste is smooth on palate with some oak, brown sugar and cola.  The finish has white pepper, green oak and ends with drying wine notes.  It's good... but for me this 42.1% ABV expression misses the fruit from the nose in the taste and finish that would help balance out the bitter / oaky notes of the finish.

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  • Wednesday, 09 March 2016 17:26

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #10

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    Location: Emirates Airline, Business Class

    Date: March 2016

    Price: Free

    Recipe: Menu offered Classic and Perfect Manhattan.  This was the Classic.

    Garnish: Cherry

    Served: Rocks (with nuts on the side)

    Comments: You can't beat free!  My first 40,000ft Manhattan but not my last

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

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