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Jameson Black Barrel

The name of this 40% expression comes from heavily charred oak barrels used in the process.   The nose is fruity and sweet, with toasted pineapple and vanilla.  The mouth feel is very smooth and sweet with notes of butterscotch, floral honey, vanilla custard and toasted nut notes.    The finish has some chilli peppers and bitter lemon peel and dries out.  With some water it thins out and mouthfeel gets a little less creamy.   Lots of classic bourbon and oak notes which is what they were going for.

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  • Monday, 23 July 2018 17:45

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #41

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    Location: Texas Barbeque Q Smokehouse, Terminal E,Houston Intercontinental Airport

    Date: July 2018

    Price: $15.00 USD

    Recipe: Makers Mark, sweet vermouth and a few dashes of Angosturo bitters

    Garnish: Black Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments:  Cool online ordering system and a good Manhattn, lacked some bitters for me.

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

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