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Grangestone Sherry Cask Finish

The third expression in this series is, like the other two, bottled at 40% ABV.  The nose has lots of dried fruits, prunes, raisins, digestive biscuits and a slight farmyuard, vegatal funkiness.   The taste is more dried fruit, prunes, bitter dark chocolate and citrus peel.  The mouthfeel is quite creamy, chewy and even oily.  The finish is spicy with fresh cut jalepenos and black pepper.  Not massively complex... consider if Macallan had an off day.  However Macallan's bad days are still better than many distilleries good days.

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  • Sunday, 05 April 2020 17:50

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #50

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    Location: Home, Houston, TX

    Date: April 2020

    Price: Free

    Recipe: Wild Turkey Forgiven, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Luxardo, Orange Bitters

    Garnish: Burnt lemon peel

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Really good, very happy with my progress at  the halfway point...

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

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