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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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  • Sunday, 22 January 2023 19:44

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #77

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    Location: Perry's, Houston, TX

    Date: January 2023

    Price: $15.00

    Recipe: None given

    Garnish: Black Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Very solid classic rendition (not like the one they serve with pork chop bites as garnish)

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

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