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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, 14 December 2015 06:44

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #5

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    Location: Homemade, Singapore

    Date: December 2015

    Price: NA

    Recipe: 2 parts Marker's Mark, 1 part Antica Formula Vermouth

    Garnish: Lemon peel

    Served: Up

    Comments: I  recreated the simple recipe I recently tried in Dubai (with no bitters) and a lemon peel garnish.  It worked well.  

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

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    GlenDronach Revival 15 year old

    When I visited the distillery in 2009 this was my favorite of the three expressions we sampled after the tour.  The nose is sweet, cherry cola, sherry, cocoa and prickle of alcohol (this is bottled at 46% ABV).  The taste is sweet with caramel and a fruity, plum or fig note, overall reminscent of christmas pudding with brandy sauce.  The finish is leathery and warm then dries out with sherry and slightly bitter note right at the end (maybe the only oaky note in this expression which is surprising for a 15 year old).  With water there is more orange in the taste and  more oak (even woodsmoke) in the finish.