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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, 28 October 2019 19:07

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #46

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    Location: Perry's Steakhouse, Houston, Texas

    Date: October 2019

    Price: $15.00 USD

    Recipe: Redemption Rye with Vya Vermouth and bitters

    Garnish: 2 Luxardo cherries

    Served: Up

    Comments: Great and nicely balanced Manhattan but could have been chilled more.  Maybe next time I will try on the rocks.

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

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