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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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  • Monday, 16 August 2021 13:13

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #64

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    Location: Copper Grouse, Manchester, Vermont

    Date: August 2021

    Price: $15

    Recipe: None given, ordered off menu with Sazerac Rye

    Garnish: 2 x black cherry and peel slice

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: Solid all rounder...  classic recipe with both classic garnishes.  Something's are classic for a reason.

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