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Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

This was unexpectedly declared the “best whiskey in the world” in 2015 by Jim Murray and due to resulting “online hub-bub” (or as I call it OHB) I chose to stay away at that time and revisit this controversial whisky at a later date. I am glad I did because of the excellent price point it is really very good value. Made from a 90% rye mash bill the nose has lemon pledge, coffee, vanilla, toffee and even some floral notes. The taste is smooth and creamy, lots of the notes from nose with Wherther’s Original candy and milk chocolate. The finish has peppermint, some grassy herbal notes and a little oak.  The buttery creamy mouthfeel reminded me of The Macallan. Is it very good but I can’t say if it was the best in the world that year because I did not try them all.

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  • Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:42

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #32

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    Location: The Club at Sea Lounge,  Seattle Airport, USA

    Date: June 2017

    Price: Free ($0.00 USD)

    Recipe: Jack Daniels, sweet vermouth, orange, blood orange bitters

    Garnish: Maraschino cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Not sure what the "orange" listed in the recipe was but it was a solid cocktail and the price was right!

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

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