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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, 22 June 2020 18:25

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #52

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    Location: Total Wine and More, Houston, TX

    Date: June 2020

    Price: $24.99

    Recipe: According to packet... whiskey, vermouth, caramel color

    Garnish: I added 2 Luxardo Maraschino cherries

    Served: Rocks

    Comments:Way over priced even for 100 ml.... but it was much better than I expected for a recipe that included "caramel color"

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    Highland Park 15 year old

    The nose is quite light at first, some fruit notes and brine as well.  A light mouthfeel as well, with some lemon, honey, herbs and some of the brine from from the nose.  With water gets a little more oaky and peaty.  The taste fades quite quickly and the peat smoke comes through in the finish, and there is a final oaky tang at the end.  Not overwhelmed by this one, light nose and perhaps not best suited to just 40% ABV.  This is not Highland Park's finest work, I would go with better value 12 year old or the great 18 year old before I picked this one up.  This expression is a bit of 'tweener and for me it suffers for that.