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Highland Park Viking Honour 12 year old

The nose on this is salty and fruity, with some seaweed, a hint of rubber and a prick of alcohol even at 43% ABV.    The taste is rich with toffee, burnt coffee, caramel at first then some more acrid camp fire notes and along with bitter fruit peels and spices.  The finish is gentle hum of heat and peppermint along with some smokiness.  At 43% ABV it can take a drop of water and still hold up, but it doesn't need it.  Overall a delicious expression from one of my favourite distilleries.

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  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021 23:59

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #62

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    Location: Carters, Wind Crest Senior Living, Littleton, CO

    Date: July 2021

    Price: Free (actually included in dinner)

    Recipe: None given 

    Garnish: 1 x glace cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Pretty good for "free"... a little muted maybe, light on bitters and perhaps a generic spirit?

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

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