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The Pogues

I was a little bit skeptical of a whiskey that branded itself the "Official Irish Whiskey of the Legendary Band". I was also a little surpised that they only appear to be the official Irish whiskey.... leaving an opportunity for someone else to become the band's official Scotch or Bourbon!   In fact the actual liquid, bottled at 40% ABV and produced by West Cork Distillers, was pretty good.   The nose has lemon peel, vanilla and bubble gum notes.  The taste is sweet with caramel, butter, soft red apples, popcorn and Diet Coke.  The was little soft and unlike Pogues concert, this one slips quietly away.  With water it gets sweeter with a little honey.

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  • Friday, 05 August 2016 04:24

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #22

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    Location: Homemade, Galveston, Texas

    Date: July 2016

    Price: Free

    Recipe: 2 x Forty Creek, 1 x Dolin sweet vermouth, 1 x Luxardo and Angostura bitters

    Garnish: Black Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: I had a feeling that Forty Creek would work really well in this recipe, and it did.

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