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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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  • 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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