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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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  • Thursday, 03 August 2017 02:38

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #34

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    Location: Fred Meyer, Soldotna, USA

    Date: July 2017

    Price: $2.97 (yes $2.97)

    Recipe: Came in a can called "Club Manhattan" which described it as a premium blended whiskey and sweet vermouth.

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Fairly bad example of the genre from a range of Club cocktails in a can, but the price is right....

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

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