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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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  • Monday, 28 September 2020 15:12

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #56

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    Location: Katz's, Houston, Texas 

    Date: September 2020

    Price: $12.00

    Recipe: Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth and Angostura Bitters 

    Garnish: Luxardo maraschino cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: On the larger side which as it was served "up" in a tumbler warmed a little too quickly

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

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