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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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  • Tuesday, 22 November 2022 13:37

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #76

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    Location: Puttery, Houston, TX

    Date: November 2022

    Price: $13.00

    Recipe: Rye, Vermouth, Cynar, Bitters

    Garnish: Lemon Peel

    Served: Up

    Comments: Not a classic Manhatan but a very servicable variation they call the "Colossus of New York"

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

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