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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, 09 March 2016 17:26

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #10

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    Location: Emirates Airline, Business Class

    Date: March 2016

    Price: Free

    Recipe: Menu offered Classic and Perfect Manhattan.  This was the Classic.

    Garnish: Cherry

    Served: Rocks (with nuts on the side)

    Comments: You can't beat free!  My first 40,000ft Manhattan but not my last

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

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