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Mortlach 12 year old

The nose on 43.4% expression is very floral with some wheaty breakfast biscuits and spicy notes.  The taste is very smooth with baked spiced apples (maybe even slightly burnt) caramel and honey.  The finish has some slow building heat along with some Bovril (salty / meaty) notes.  Reminded me of good Texas barbeque brisket with strong spice bark.  Overall a ittle too much burnt, salty and bitter notes with not enough sweetness to balance it for me. 

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  • Monday, 26 September 2022 14:10

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #73

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    Location: Saltgrass Steakhouse, Houston, TX

    Date: September 2022

    Price: $13.00

    Recipe: Balcones Pot Still bourbon, Martini and Rossi sweet vermouth, Benedictine DOM

    Garnish: Black cherry and lemon peel

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Excellent.  Benedictine is interesting addition to recipe adding herbal and swet notes.

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

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