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The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

I always find myself so drawn to rum influenced whisky that there is a part of me that thinks maybe I should just drink rum? Anyway this no age statement variation on the theme is bottled at 40% ABV and pretty good value at under $40 in bottle (in Texas anyway). The nose is sweet and fruity with perhaps the tell-tale Glenlivet pineapple notes lurking in the background. The taste starts sweet as well with toffee and brown sugars and I found quite oily. I don’t get fresh fruits but more candy fruit flavors, like Starburst or boiled sweets. The finish balances out the sweetness with bitter citrus oil and peel, essential oils and woody tannins. A little water turns the oily mouthfeel into something more creamy and brings out some banana notes. Really good value.

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  • Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:34

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #29

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    Location: Pacos, Hilton Al Ain, UAE

    Date: April 2017

    Price: 32 AED ($8.71 USD)

    Recipe: Canadian Club, Martini Rosso and Angusturo Bitters

    Garnish: Orange slice

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: A little washed out, the CC did not stand up well against the ice and vermouth.  Good price though.

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

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