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Highland Park Viking Honour 12 year old

The nose on this is salty and fruity, with some seaweed, a hint of rubber and a prick of alcohol even at 43% ABV.    The taste is rich with toffee, burnt coffee, caramel at first then some more acrid camp fire notes and along with bitter fruit peels and spices.  The finish is gentle hum of heat and peppermint along with some smokiness.  At 43% ABV it can take a drop of water and still hold up, but it doesn't need it.  Overall a delicious expression from one of my favourite distilleries.

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  • Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:36

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #38

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    Location: The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India

    Date: April 2018

    Price: 900 Indian Rupee ($13.80 USD)

    Recipe: Listed as Perfect Manhattan with "whisky, bitters and vermouth"

    Garnish: Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: As Perfect Manhattan it would be a mix of sweet and dry vermouths and it lacked sweetness I look for.  May appeal to others.  Could have been bigger.

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

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    Royal Salute 21 year old

    A belter of a blend from Chivas Regal that comes in a rather affected (and collectable) ceramic decanter.  The nose has vanilla cake and fruity red apples.  With time I also got some cinnamon notes and other baking spices.  Delicious.  The taste is very smooth and drinkable.  Sherry influenced and drying with more red apple sweetness and very intregrated.  Gets creamy with a little water.  Some oak shows up in the finish and a lavender perfume note as well.   Overall affect is very balanced with fruit, spices and oak. Very good but perhaps not quite as good as the Chivas Regal 25 year old (for me anyway).