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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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  • Saturday, 19 November 2016 12:25

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #27

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    Location: T-Lounge, Sheraton Barra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Date: November 2016

    Price: $29 Reals ($8.57 USD)

    Recipe: Jim Bean White Label and Punt E Mes Vermouth

    Garnish: Two maraschino cherries

    Served: At room temperature... (?)

    Comments: Maybe the worst hotel lobby bar Manhattan I have tried.  If I have to say something nice; at least it was cheap!

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

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