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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof

Wild Turkey Rare Breed was one of the best bourbons I discovered while trying all the 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die so iIwas very interested when I saw this 112 proof (or 56% ABV) expression in a Texas liquor store.  The nose was dominated by alcohol with sweet grainy notes of corn and rye and some butter.  The taste was oaky at first with caramel, vanilla and sweet brown sugar.  The finish was a little hot and spicy with grassy rye notes.  With a little water it became sweeter and mellow with some black pepper notes.

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  • Monday, 06 June 2016 21:26

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #18

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    Location: Emirates Lounge, Changi Airport, Singapore

    Date: June 2016

    Price: Free (self made)

    Recipe: Jim Beam, Martini Rossi, Angostura Bitters

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Noticed all ingredients available at the bar... so made a simple / classic  Manhattan for myself.

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

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    Bowmore 15 year old Darkest

    As I have mentioned before in my blog and Bowmore distillery review, I love this whisky.  I simply don't have the words or skill to describe accurately how this made me feel when I first tried it, so please forgive my attempts below which, before I have even typed them, I know will not do this justice.  For me there is something very special when the right peated spirit meets the right sherry cask and this whisky is a great (if not the best) example of that.  The nose has lots of dark fruits and sherry and christmas cake.  A little hint of smoke but the sherry casks win the nose.  The taste is sweet at first, orange marmalade and then a dry sherry finish,  As the sherry fades away the peat smoke, tingling and warm but not medicinal or overly earthy, builds up and perfectly balances out this whisky.   If the sherry in the nose is the first impression, the tingle of peat smoke is the last.  It's not good, it's brilliant.  It is not always easy to find, but usually not too hard either, not cheap but still good value and is often on my shelf at home.