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Woodford Reserve Distillers Select Straight Rye

This bottle was labelled #3031 from Batch 0887 and bottled at 45.2% ABV.  The nose was very nice, herbal tea with mint and sweet vanilla notes.  The mouthfeel is fresh, light and oily, bittersweet on palate with more vanilla, candy, black coffee and dark chocolate.  The finish has peppermint, wood and grassy rye notes.  With water it gets sweeter, even honeyed, while heat builds in the finish with chilli spiced dark chocolate.  Overall very delicious; a light and subtle of straight rye.

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  • Monday, 08 May 2023 13:31

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #85

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    Location: Alpine Liquor, Eureka Springs, AK

    Date: May 2023

    Price: $30 for 375 mls (approx $7.50 / glass)

    Recipe: Bulliett Straight Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: One of the best premade Manhattans I have tried so far at a respectable 37.5% ABV

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

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    Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask

    This was sample 2 from the USA Tweet Tasting I participated in October 2013 and my favorite of the night. The nose was a little shy at first, some vanilla, black fruits and a herbal, even floral note. With time also had a musty, cheesy note (I wrote online “funky”) smell which was not as bad as it might sound. The taste had lots of raisins, which I immediately associated with sherry casks but turned out to be port. Really nice, integrated and balanced with a big juicy finish that lingered. With a little water it got sweeter with a nice tobacco note.   I really liked this expression’s limited edition “big brother”; the >60% ABV Sullivans Cove Port Cask release that I found at La Maison Du Whisky…. but this is certainly a good alternative.