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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, 12 January 2019 08:34

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #44

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    Location: The Chart Room, QE2, Dubai, UAE

    Date: December 2018

    Price: 75 AED  ($20.42 USD)

    Recipe: Described as Bourbon whisky (no e) and Martini Rosso

    Garnish: Cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: As you might expect for the iconic QE2 it was excellent, balanced sweet and woody but perhaps missed the bitters

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

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