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Mortlach 12 year old

The nose on 43.4% expression is very floral with some wheaty breakfast biscuits and spicy notes.  The taste is very smooth with baked spiced apples (maybe even slightly burnt) caramel and honey.  The finish has some slow building heat along with some Bovril (salty / meaty) notes.  Reminded me of good Texas barbeque brisket with strong spice bark.  Overall a ittle too much burnt, salty and bitter notes with not enough sweetness to balance it for me. 

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  • Thursday, 06 January 2022 00:21

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #68

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    Location: Fortnum and Mason, London, UK

    Date: December 2021

    Price: $38 for 300 ml

    Recipe:  As per bottle: English Malt, sweet vermouth, bitters

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: In house version of Rob Roy with English whisky hence the name Robin Roy.  Not my favorite.

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

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